Salmonella Cases Linked to Mexico Papayas

The affected fruit can be identified by the PLU sticker cavi MEXICO 4395

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that at least two strains of salmonella - Kiambu and Thompson - are linked to the imported Maradol Papaya.

The FDA says that children younger than five, the elderly, and those people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe infections.

Thirty-six people in NY and 26 in New Jersey have been infected; the other 47 have been sickened in 12 other states. If you aren't sure if the papaya you bought is a Maradol papaya from Mexico, you can ask the place of purchase.

Valery papayas have been recalled.

No illness have been reported to date.

A third produce importer in the recalling whole, fresh maradol papayas grown and packed by Carica de Campeche in Mexico because a deadly, ongoing Salmonella outbreak has been traced to papayas from the farm.

According to the CDC, there have been 109 cases of salmonella poisoning, 35 of which required hospitalization across 16 states. The bacteria has not been linked to OH, but has been found in nearby states such as Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and others.

Freshtex distributes the Valery brand, Agroson's the Cavi brand and Grand Produce the CaribeƱa brand.

The FDA was more specific in its outbreak update on Monday evening.

As of now, states that are known to have imported the affected papayas include: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Wisconsin.

Those sickened can experience diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and fever.

The FDA advises not only that consumers dispose of these papayas if they have them, but states, "For refrigerators and other food preparation surfaces and food cutting utensils that may have come in contact with potentially contaminated papayas, it is very important that the consumers thoroughly clean and sanitize these areas and items". The agency recommends that anyone with these papayas in their homes throw them away.

Friday morning FDA named the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico as the source of several brands of papayas, including those distributed by Grande Produce and Agroson's, that tested positive for Salmonella.

Editor's note: Because of the popularity of papayas in Mexican and Hispanic cuisine, public health officials say people in those groups are at particular risk during the current outbreak.

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