More than 235 people in 26 states have been infected with Salmonella after eating recalled Maradol papayas from Mexico, including 78 people who were hospitalized and 2 people who died.
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What are Maradol Papayas?
Maradol papayas are a large, oval fruit that weighs 3 or more pounds. The unripe papayas have green skins that turn yellow when the fruit is ripe. The flesh inside the papaya is salmon-colored.
CDC: Do Not Eat Maradol Papayas from Mexico
A sticker on the Maradol papaya should say if it is from Mexico. None of these papayas should be sold or eaten until the outbreak is over:
“CDC recommends that consumers not eat, restaurants not serve, and retailers not sell Maradol papayas from Mexico until we learn more.”
Papayas Linked to Over 200 Salmonella Illnesses
On September 20, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released an update to report a total of 235 illnesses with 4 strains of Salmonella in the following 26 states:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
There are 4 separate outbreaks that are currently under investigation:
- Maradol Papayas – Salmonella Urbana
- Maradol Papayas – Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Infantis
- Maradol Papayas – Salmonella Anatum
- Maradol Papayas – Salmonella Thompson, Salmonella Kiambu, Salmonella Agona, and Salmonella Gaminara
Health officials in Maryland reported the outbreak after 3 out of 10 Caribeña papayas from a store in Baltimore tested positive for Salmonella. All papayas that were imported to the U.S. from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico in July 2017 have been recalled.
Caribeña Papaya Recall
On July 26, a recall was issued for certain Caribeña® Maradol papayas by Grande Produce, a distributor in Maryland. The papayas carry a “Caribeña” brand label on cartons and they were shipped during the dates of July 10 through July 19, 2017.
Cavi Papaya Recall
On August 5, a recall was issued for certain Cavi® Maradol papayas by Argoson’s LLC of the Bronx, New York. The papayas were grown in Mexico at the Carica de Campeche farm and sold in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey until July 31, 2017. They have a PLU sticker marked “Cavi MEXICO 4395.”
Valery Papaya Recall
On August 7, a recall was issued for certain Valery® Maradol papayas by Freshtex Produce LLC because they came from Carica de Campeche in Mexico. The papayas were sold in Illinois and possibly other states from July 10 through July 13, 2017.
Symptoms of Salmonella
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause severe food poisoning, although most healthy adults recover in 4 to 7 days. People who are infected with Salmonella may develop the following symptoms within 12-72 hours of eating contaminated food:
- Abdominal cramps
- Loss of appetite
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