Mexican Papaya Alert and Recall Continues

(May 23, 2012 - The Packer) Scrutiny of whole fresh Mexican papayas for salmonella and other pathogens continues, with shipments routinely held and rejected at the border after the Food and Drug Administration issued an import alert August 2011.

Meanwhile, recalls and import rejections in recent weeks support the FDA’s contention that the salmonella problem has not been resolved.

The agency updated its import alert on Mexican papayas May 18, clarifying that “detention without physical examination” applies to companies not on the FDA’s approved list.

Read ongoing coverage on The Packer website: http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news/Mexican-papaya-alert-continues-as-do-recalls-152312955.html?ref=955






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