Papaya Recall Linked to Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

Check your kitchen and avoid getting sick.

August 7, 2017
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised the public to avoid Caribeña and Cavi brands of Maradol papayas, as well as all varieties of papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm located in Campeche, MX due to salmonella contamination.

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Here's what you need to know about the recall:

  1. It applies to Cavi brand Maradol papayas distributed on July 16 through July 19.

  2. Distributed to: CT, DE, IA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OK, PA., VA, and WI.

  3. There has been one death in New York and 35 hospitalizations from sickness. 

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If you are experiencing symptoms of salmonella infection, such as diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, seek medical care immediately, and follow these steps to determine if it's food poisoning behind your illness. To avoid infection, the FDA advices that consumers dispose of any papayas from the contaminated locations and to ask retailers where their papayas are sourced from before buying.