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Popular Dog Treat Linked to MDR Salmonella Outbreak

11 July 2019

Officials are also urging people not to eat fruit salads or other mixes that include papayas from Mexico, and are encouraging consumers to wash and sanitize places where papayas were stored like countertops and refrigerator drawers.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Uganda infections linked to Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas distributed by Agroson's LLC.

Although Idaho was not listed as one of the states the flagged pig ears are sold in, with so many people traveling over the summer months with their pets, precautions to avoid potential illness should be taken.

One Florida resident who was infected had traveled to CT the week before becoming sick, according to ABC News.

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45 people across California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin have been infected.

Importers, suppliers, and distributors should not sell Cavi brand papayas, which are distributed by Agroson's LLC.

The FDA says it has consulted with the firm on the possibility of a recall.

Should that happen, the FDA has stated that it will "update this advisory, including any recalled products, as more information becomes available".

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The evidence does not indicate that papayas from other distributors are now implicated at this time, and the FDA is no longer recommending that all Mexican papayas be avoided.

Consumers should not eat or serve any Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas.

The alert highlights the brand Cavi as being the probable source of the outbreak.

Based on this new information, the hold FDA advised on 28 June 2019 for all imported Mexican papayas is no longer necessary.

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Popular Dog Treat Linked to MDR Salmonella Outbreak