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By: Jory D. Lange, Jr.of Robins Cloud LLP
The outbreak of Salmonella linked to Papayas has now expanded to 173 confirmed cases. Two more states have been added to the affected, and two additional strains of Salmonella have been linked. The CDC and FDA continue to advise that people not to eat any Maradol papayas imported from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico. These papayas are sold under multiple brand names and more brands may be identified.
The CDC announced today that 34 more people have become ill with salmonella food poisoning as result of eating papayas contaminated with salmonella. Four separate strains of salmonella are involved in this outbreak. Of these, 111 people have been infected with Salmonella Thompson, 51 people have been infected with Salmonella Kiambu, 7 people have been infected with Salmonella Agona, and 4 people have been infected with Salmonella Gaminara. The earliest reported illness began on May 17, 2017. The most recent reported illness began on July 31, 2017. The youngest person sickened is just 1 year old. The oldest person affected is 95 years old.
The Salmonella Papaya Outbreak
The CDC reports that 173 people in 21 states have been infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella ....
For expanded coverage, read Robins Cloud's full update on the Salmonella Papaya Outbreak.
For insights into food safety, read Robins Cloud's blog Unsafe Foods.