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Papaya Recall Expanded, More Than 100 Salmonella Cases Linked To Fruit

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Late last month, federal food safety regulators revealed they had linked a possible Salmonella Kiambu outbreak, including several illnesses and one death, to recalled papayas. Now a second recall has been initiated, as the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue investigating the outbreak, announcing that more than one hundred people have fallen ill.  

Latest Recall

Agroson’s announced Friday the recall of 2,483 boxes of Maradol Papaya Cavi brand papayas grown and packed by Carica de Campeche after other brands of papayas grown at the same farm tested positive for Salmonella.

According to a notice posted with the FDA, the papayas were distributed to wholesalers in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey from July 16 to July 19.

The company notes that the fruit was available for sale to retail customers until July 31. No illnesses have been reported related to the Cavi brand papayas.

The affected fruit can be identified by the PLU sticker, cavi MEXICO 4395.

Wholesale customers that received the papayas have been notified to remove the recalled product from inventory, store shelves, and other commercial venues. Agroson’s says it is performing “recall effectiveness” checks on those customers.

Agroson’s notes that it has ceased importing papayas from Carica de Compeche.

The company says it is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its imported produce by taking samples of every load to a private lab, and testing for Salmonella. It is also cooperating with regulators’ investigation into the outbreak.

The Investigation

In late July, Grande Produce informed the FDA that it initiated a limited recall of its Caribeña brand Maradol papayas distributed nationwide from July 7 – July 18, 2017.

Those papayas, the FDA said, had been linked to a recent outbreak of salmonella: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 47 cases, 12 hospitalizations and one death from 12 states in the Salmonella Kiambu outbreak reported so far.

The states involved are IA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, PA, TX, UT and VA.

More Illnesses

In an update Friday, the CDC said that the outbreak investigation now included 109 ill people from 16 states. So far, 35 of those individuals have been hospitalized.

Additionally, the outbreak investigation has been expanded to include Salmonella Thompson illness.

According to the CDC, the expansion came after samples from papayas sold in Maryland returned outbreak strains of Salmonella Kiambu and Salmonella Thompson.

As a result, the FDA is working to identify other brands of papayas that may have originated from Carica de Campeche and facilitate recalls.







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Do not wander into the chip aisle.

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AKA why I stop for a slice of pizza before commencing Wegmans shopping.
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ask the readers: coworkers who got the meaning of words very, very wrong

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In the comments on a post from last week, several commenters shared stories about coworkers misusing words in hilarious ways. Here are some examples (and, uh, I just realized all of these are adult in nature, so consider yourself warned):

  • “A coworker of a friend used the word ‘vajazzled’ about an upcoming meeting, thinking she was saying jazzed or something. People told her what it meant immediately, and she was immediately mortified but 100% glad people said something quickly or she would have continued to use it.”
  • “My dad worked on Obama’s campaign. He legit thought that ‘teabagger’ was the correct term used for someone in the teaparty. He didn’t know it was offensive. He didn’t know what teabagging was. I had to explain teabagging to my elderly father.” (Okay, this isn’t a coworker, but it must be included.)
  • “When working for a video game company I had to explain to a very kind older sounding woman why she couldn’t use an abbreviation of her name as a character name. It was something similar to Camila Townsend, and she had shortened it to ‘Cameltoe.’ The sheer level of awkward of having to explain that one.”

I know there are more stories like this out there, and I know the world will benefit from hearing them. Please share in the comments, and entertain us all!

ask the readers: coworkers who got the meaning of words very, very wrong was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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Hundreds Of Thousands Of Glittery Phone Cases Sold At Major Retailers Recalled After Burning People

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Slapping a glittery, shiny case on your smartphone might give the device a bit more pizzazz — and possibly protection — but it could also burn you. At least that’s the case for 263,000 iPhone cases being recalled by MixBin Electronics.

MixBin announced the recall today, following at least 24 reports of users being burned or suffering from skin irritation after the cases broke.

According to a post with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the cases — which fit the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 — contain liquid and glitter that are floating in the plastic case. If the liquid glitter leaks from the case, it could leave users with burns or other skin irritations.

So far, MixBin says it is aware of 24 reports worldwide of skin irritation and chemical burns related to the cases. Of those reports, 19 occurred in the U.S. One customer reported permanent scarring from a chemical burn, while another experienced chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body, and hands.

The devices, which came in a variety of designs, were sold at Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, and Victoria’s Secret stores nationwide and online, as well as on Amazon, from Oct. 2015 to June 2017 for between $15 and $65.

iPhone users who have the cases are urged to immediately stop using them and contact MixBin Electronics for a full refund. MixBin can be reached at 855-215-4935 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at phonecaserecall.expertinquiry.com or www.getmixbin.com.

The following phone cases are covered by the recall:

Retailer(s) Model Number/UPC Code Description
Amazon/MixBin/Nordstrom Rack MBH17-050-C1 / 856472006930 Rose Gold
Amazon/MixBin/Nordstrom Rack MBH17-050-C3-O1 / 56472006947 Clear
Amazon/MixBin/Nordstrom Rack MBH17-050-C3-O2 / 56472006923 Silver
Amazon/MixBin/Nordstrom Rack MBH17-050-C2 / 856472006916 Black
Henri Bendel 1000281939 / 400000648538 Party Girls
Henri Bendel 0000300133 / 400001881675 Girl with Heart
Henri Bendel 0000300729 / 400001992357 Center Stripe
Tory Burch 36246 / 190041337545 Island Confetti
Victoria’s Secret 22981035 / 667540177601 Holiday Snow
Victoria’s Secret 23136828 / 667541590553 Bombshell Ombre Snow
Victoria’s Secret 23142231 / 667541621530 Snow
Victoria’s Secret 23141657 / 667541763834 Star
Victoria’s Secret 23244791 / 667542590262 Clear Sparkling
Victoria’s Secret 23239365 / 667542590255 Gold
Victoria’s Secret 23186945 / 667542076001 Waterfall Pink
Victoria’s Secret 23186946 / 667542076018 Waterfall Pink (larger)
Victoria’s Secret  23273349 / 667542836421 Lip Snow
Victoria’s Secret 23273348 / 667542836414 Stripe + Pink
Victoria’s Secret 23305194 / 667543128648 Paris Snow
Victoria’s Secret 23305192 / 667543128624 Leopard Snow
Victoria’s Secret 23305195 / 667543128655 XO Victoria Multi
Victoria’s Secret 23305191 / 667543128617 Electroplated Silver
Victoria’s Secret 23305193 / 667543128631 Icons
Victoria’s Secret  23314726 / 667543220533 Electroplated Silver (larger)

 































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Papaya Lovers, Beware: There’s A Salmonella Outbreak Going Around

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If you’ve bought some nice juicy papayas and are preparing to cut them up for your next snack, you’ll want to pay attention to this: There’s a salmonella outbreak linked to a certain brand of papayas — but the company that sells them isn’t sharing that information with customers.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Grande Produce informed the agency that it initiated a limited recall of its Caribeña brand Maradol papayas distributed nationwide from July 7 – July 18, 2017.

But as of Tuesday, the company hasn’t issued a press release notifying consumers about the recall. Therefore, the FDA is warning consumers to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol papayas.

Salmonella Is Going Around

These papayas have been linked to a recent outbreak of salmonella: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 47 cases, 12 hospitalizations and one death from 12 states in the Salmonella Kiambu outbreak reported so far.

The states involved are IA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, PA, TX, UT and VA.

CDC is now investigating to obtain additional information, and determine whether or not another recent strain of the illness — Salmonella Thompson — in Maryland is part of this multistate outbreak.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

What You Should Do

Don’t eat any Caribeña brand Maradol papayas, and if you have any at home, throw them out. The FDA also recommends asking restaurants or retailer whether they use Caribeña brand Maradol papayas and if so, avoid eating those products.





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Bush’s Baked Beans Recalled Due To Defective Cans

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Before you crack open a can of baked beans for your next backyard cookout, you should check to make sure they’re not included in a recent recall by Bush’s prompted by defective cans.

Bush’s announced a voluntary recall [PDF] over the weekend of certain 28-ounce cans of Bush’s Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans, and Original Baked Beans.

The problem is potentially defective side seams on the cans that were discovered as part of internal quality assurance checks. The company’s investigation found a temporary quality issue from one of its can suppliers, which now been corrected. No other products are affected.

There have been no reports of illnesses or other adverse consequences connected to the recall, but you should still throw out any affected products you may have — even if the beans don’t smell or look spoiled.

Here are the affected products:

Product Case UPC Case Lot Code Container UPC Container Lot Code
28 OZ BUSH’S BEST BROWN SUGAR HICKORY 3940001977 BUSH’S BAKED BEAN (HIC) 001977 12-28 OZ 6097V BEST BY JUNE 2019 39400019770 6097S GF 6097P GF BEST BY JUN 2019
28 OZ BUSH’S BEST COUNTRY STYLE 003940091974 AND 003940001974 BUSH’S BAKED BEAN (CST) 001974 12-28 OZ 6077V AND 6087V BEST BY JUNE 2019 00039400019749 6 6077S RR 6087S RR 6077P RR 6087P RR BEST BY JUN 2019
28 OZ BUSH’S BEST ORIGINAL 003940091614 AND 003940001614 BUSH’S BAKED BEAN (ORG) 001614 12-28 OZ 6077V BEST BY JUNE 2019 00039400016144 6 6057S LC 6057P LC BEST BY JUN 2019

Here’s where you can find those codes:

Questions? Call Bush’s Consumer Relations line Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET: 1-800-590-3797.







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