Papayas from Maradol, Mexico caused salmonella outbreak in the US, at least one dead, reports The Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA warns that papaya fruits from Mexico are contaminated salmonella pathogenic microbes, the American consumers should avoid all Caribena brand papayas. On Tuesday, the official report of FDA said that 12 people had been hospitalised, and one person died due to salmonella outbreak linked to the imported fruits from Mexico.
U.S. health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico that has killed a person in New York City and sickened another 46 people in 12 states.
The Food and Drug Administration in New York has reported 13 cases and New Jersey has had 12. Another six have been registered in Virginia, five in Maryland and four in Pennsylvania. Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Texas and Utah each have had one reported case.
Salmonella multistate outbreak
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the FDA are investigating and believe the cause to be salmonella contamination from Maradol papayas, reports Westchester.news12.
The Food and Drug Administration recommends consumers to avoid all Caribena brand Maradol papayas. So far, the salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico:
Based on the available evidence, CDC recommends that consumers not eat, restaurants not serve, and retailers not sell Maradol papayas until we learn more,”
the CDC says in a statement. The FDA asks the American consumers be attentive while buying papayas in the supermarkets and farm markets, there are other types of tropical fruit, which are safe to consume – Tainung aka Formosa, and Brazilian Golden.