Papaya Recall Expanded: New Brand Recalls 2,483 boxes of Papaya in Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

August 07, 2017Aug 07, 2017

Another brand of papayas is being recalled because they were grown on a Mexican farm linked to a deadly Salmonella outbreak.

This multistate outbreak has infected almost 50 people, killing 1 person from New York City, federal health officials reported.

Agroson’s LLC of Bronx, NY is recalling 2,483 boxes of Maradol Papaya Cavi Brand, grown and packed by Carica de Campeche, as a precaution because other brands that also buy from this farm have been tested positive for Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.   According to the FDA.

Wholesalers can identify the product by codes found above the handle on the master carton, codes include 3044, 3045 and 3050. The farm that grew the papayas is also listed on the upper left side of the master carton, CARICA DE CAMPHE.

The (CDC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the deadly salmonella outbreak was originally linked to Caribena brand yellow Maradol papayas from Mexico that are sold in these states: New York, New Jersey, Utah and Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.

The Maradol papaya is described as a large, oval-shaped fruit that weighs around 3 pounds. It has a green skin that turns yellow when the fruit is ripe. The outside of the fruit is salmon-colored.

If you think you have eaten a Caribena brand or Agroson brand yellow Maradol contact a healthcare provider immediately.

People infected with Salmonella will have the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the deadly bacteria:

Diarrhea, Fever, and Abdominal cramps

In related news, find out the original post of this outbreak here.