Deadly salmonella outbreak linked to some papaya imported from Mexico hits 16 U.S. states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports recommending that consumers not eat, restaurants not serve and retailers do not sell papayas.
Maradol from Mexico
until they learn more. Health officials tested the fruits found on the Mexican farm and identified five strands of salmonella that sickened at least 109 people. At least one New Yorker died and 35 others were hospitalized. « The agency is working to identify other brands of papaya originating in Carica de Campeche and to undertake further recalls if necessary, as a recall was already published on 26 July 2017 for papayas distributed by Grande Produce. The FDA plans to test more papaya imported from Mexico to identify other possible farms with contaminated fruit.
Maradol papayas are a large oval fruit that weighs 3 pounds or more, with green skins that turn yellow when the fruits are ripe. The flesh inside the fruit is salmon in color. Additional brands will be announced as information becomes available. Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria: