The FDA recalled Valery® Maradol papayas after previously recalling Caribeña® and Cavi® brands of Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico.
Valery papayas were distributed by Freshtex Produce LLC. They were sold in Illinois between July 10 and July 13, but may also have been sold in states outside of Illinois, according to the FDA.
The FDA is still trying to identify other brands of papayas from the farm and carrying out recalls.
As of August 11, a total of 141 people have been infected with two strains of Salmonella that were traced to papayas from Mexico.
So far, 45 people have been hospitalized (32%) and 1 person died in New York City, according to an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Illnesses have been confirmed in 19 states, including Connecticut (5), Delaware (4), Iowa (2), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Maryland (8), Massachusetts (6), Michigan (1), Minnesota (4), North Carolina (3), New Jersey (27), New York (39), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (4), Pennsylvania (8), Texas (7), Virginia (14), and Wisconsin (1).
Salmonella is a bacteria that causes an infection known as salmonellosis. The symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps that last for up to 7 days. In rare cases, Salmonella spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract and causes a deadly illness.
Source: Victims of Mexican Papaya Outbreak Increase to 141 with More Cases Still Possible
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