The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning about a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to Caribena brand yellow papayas that has caused dozens of illnesses and killed at least one person.
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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 – FDA warned consumers to avoid Caribeña brand Maradol papayas from Texas-based Grande Produce, and appeared annoyed at the company’s response to the salmonella outbreak.
“Grande Produce has informed the FDA that the company initiated a limited recall of their Caribeña brand Maradol papayas distributed nationwide from July 7 through July 18, 2017,” FDA said on Tuesday. “As of July 25, 2017, Grande Produce has not issued a press release to notify consumers of their recall. Therefore, FDA is advising consumers to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol papayas.”
The company finally came through on Wednesday, stating in a recall notice that it had stopped receiving papaya from the grower in Mexico which supplied the contaminated fruit. Specific sources of what health officials now believe may be two separate salmonella outbreaks have not yet been determined, according to the FDA.
Distribution dates for the recalled papayas are from July 10 through July 19; however, FDA reported different distribution dates (July 7 – July 18) before Grande Produce went forward with the recall.
At least one person has died and 46 others in a dozen states have been sickened after eating the papaya, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency said 12 patients required hospitalization due to the severity of their symptoms.
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.
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