More Than Papayas – And What You Need To Know About Salmonella And Food Outbreaks

Publication date: August 16, 2017

HLB Specialties, a US papaya importer, was helpful in issuing information explaining the difference between various types of papayas, to educate the public and to avoid a disaster to the industry. There are three types of papaya commonly available, they explained: Maradol papayas are large, weighing about three pounds. They have a yellow skin when […]

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Deadly salmonella outbreak expands to 19 states; some papaya brands recalled

Publication date: August 11, 2017

HLB Specialties, a US papaya importer, released a statement Friday that emphasized the differences between brands, varieties and countries of origin. “The outbreak is limited to one specific grower in the south of Mexico, Carica de Campeche, and the brands they distribute. Papayas from Guatemala, Brazil, Formosa papaya and other Maradol papaya brands from Mexico […]

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Papaya importer urges media to keep consumers calm and educated

Publication date: August 11, 2017

In light of the recent Salmonella outbreak associated with Maradol papayas from Mexico, one of the largest papaya importers into the United States is cautioning retailers and the media to make a clear distinction between the different papaya brands, growers, varieties and countries of origin. The outbreak is limited to one specific grower in the south of […]

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US papaya importer reiterates importance of consumer education

Publication date: August 11, 2017

In light of the recent Salmonella outbreak of July 2017, HLB Specialties is cautioning retailers and the media to make a clear distinction between the different papaya brands, growers, varieties, and countries of origin. The outbreak is limited to one specific grower in the south of Mexico, Carica de Campeche, and the brands they distribute. […]

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HLB Communication – Salmonella Outbreak 2017 Follow Up

Publication date: August 8, 2017

Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Hartmann de Barros 954-475-8808 Melissa@hlbspec.com Images Available                                                                 August 8, 2017     Salmonella Outbreak Limited To One Papaya Grower   Fort Lauderdale, FL – In light of the recent Salmonella outbreak of July 2017, one of the largest papaya importers into the USA, HLB Specialties, is cautioning […]

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