Papaya-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Expands to 19 States

Salmonella Papayas Outbreak 71117

Salmonella Papayas Outbreak 71117

The recent outbreak, first reported about two weeks ago, has been linked to yellow maradol papayas from a farm in Mexico, officials said.

The FDA declined to discuss the distribution of cases and said in an email that it, "is continuing to investigate and will post more information on our website as it becomes available".

As of August 9, 2017, 141 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Kiambu (51) or Salmonella Thompson (90) have been reported from 19 states.

So far the Caribena, Cavi and Valery brands of maradol papayas have been recalled but the CDC now recommends that consumers not eat, restaurants not serve, and retailers not sell maradol papayas from Mexico.

There has been one death linked to the outbreak, in New York City, and 45 cases nationwide have required hospitalization, according to the CDC and the New York City Department of Health.

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The other 16 states with confirmed cases of Salmonella Kiambu and Salmonella Thompson are: Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The Carioca de Campeche farm in Campeche, Mexico, appears to be the source of the outbreak, according to the FDA.

Valery brand, distributed by Freshtex Produce of Alamo, TX.

The Caribeña papayas were recalled on July 26, and can be identified by a red, green and yellow sticker. "The flesh inside the fruit is salmon-colored".

Papayas from Guatemala and Brazil, other varieties such as formosa, and Mexican maradol papayas not from Carica de Campeche are safe, according to the company.

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The FDA is still working to identify any other brands of papayas that might have originated from this farm.

If there is a potential for contamination, the CDC urges consumers to sanitize refrigerators, counters and anywhere else the papaya may have been stored.

The FDA's warning is even broader.

"The outbreak is limited to one specific grower in the south of Mexico, Carica de Campeche, and the brands they distribute". It was not immediately clear how the papaya was contaminated, an FDA spokesman said.

"The Carica de Campeche farm has been added to Import Alert (IA) 99-35". Public health officials expect that number to continue to increase.

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Illnesses that occurred after July 14, 2017, might not be reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported.

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