FDA Restricts Mexican Papaya Imports Over Salmonella

Law360, Chicago (August 25, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday restricted imports of papaya from Mexico after a recent investigation linked the produce to a salmonella outbreak that sickened about 100 people in 23 states.

Under to the FDA import alert, papaya coming into the U.S. from Mexico may be denied admission unless the importer shows, through third-party laboratory testing, that the fruit is not contaminated with salmonella.

The alert follows an agency analysis of raw, fresh whole papaya imported from Mexico between May 12 and Aug. 18...
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