Health officials are warning about a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to Caribena brand yellow papayas that has sickened nearly 50 people nationwide, including one person in New York City who died.
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Update: CDC Confirms 2nd Death in Papaya Salmonella Outbreak
September 20, 2017 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican papayas has killed at least 2 people: 1 in New York City and another in California. A total of 235 cases of salmonella infection have been reported in 24 states, with at least 67 patients requiring hospitalization to treat their symptoms.
What’s the Problem?
July 26, 2017 – The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) says Caribena brand yellow Maradol papayas have sickened at least 47 people, including 12 who were hospitalized and the one who died, according to CBS News.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 12 states have been hit by the salmonella outbreak, including 13 cases in New York, 12 in New Jersey and 6 in Virginia. Other states reporting illnesses include Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
Most people with salmonella infections develop symptoms of diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours of exposure. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days and most people recover without treatment, according to the CDC.
A week after Maryland health officials announced that Caribeña brand yellow Maradol papayas had been linked to a salmonella outbreak, the company that imported the fruit finally issued a recall. Produce distributor Grande Produce LLC said in the July 26 recall notice that it had stopped receiving papaya from the grower in Mexico (which has yet to be identified) that supplied the contaminated fruit.
“Grande Produce has ceased importation of papayas from the grower and is taking all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its imported produce,” the recall notice said. “The company is also coordinating closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies in their investigations and will provide any assistance possible.”
The recall affects papayas that were distributed from July 10 to July 19; Grande Produce added that there was no salmonella found at their own facilities after testing.
Salmonella Papaya Outbreak Sickens 200
September 5, 2017 – More than 200 people have developed salmonella infections after eating Maradol papayas imported from Mexico, according to the CDC. Since the last update on August 18, at least 28 more people have been sickened and 2 more states, Florida and South Carolina, have reported illnesses.
173 Salmonella Infections Linked to Papayas from Mexico
August 22, 2017 – At least 173 people in 21 states have been sickened by eating papayas linked to a farm in southern Mexico, according to ABC 7. The CDC reports that 58 of the salmonella infections were so severe they required emergency hospitalization, and one person in New York City died as a result of his illness.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas from Mexico Expands; Second Brand Recalled
August 8, 2017 – Agroson’s LLC is recalling Cavi brand maradol papayas because they were grown on a farm in Mexico that produced other brands of papaya that have been linked to a deadly Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. that has sickened more than 100 people, according to an FDA Recall Notice issued Friday. The New York distributor shipped the papayas to wholesalers in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey who in turn sent the fruit on to retailers and other customers, the agency said.
Do I Have a Papaya Recall Lawsuit?
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