Alert! There has been a limited recall issued on this and Food and Drug Administration officials are warning the public against eating Yellow Maradol papayas from Mexico in general.The brand that has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak is Caribeña brand papayas. If you have purchased this brand of papayas during the time frame of July 7 – July 18, 2017, do not consume this product! Dispose of this product properly!
CDC has reported 47 cases, 12 hospitalizations and one death from 12 states in the Salmonella Kiambu outbreak. The states involved are IA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, PA, TX, UT and VA.
The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and a fever. Symptoms usually begin 6 to 36 hours after exposure to the bacteria. The illness usually lasts for four to seven days. Most people recover without treatment. Salmonella can infect anyone, but young children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems are the most likely to have severe infections.
At this time, Caribeña brand papayas from Mexico have been identified as a brand linked to these illnesses. Additional brands will be announced as the information becomes available.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration
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