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"Mexican papaya alert continues, as do recalls"

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 an approved list after meeting certain criteria..."

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