The CDC announced today that the large salmonella outbreak linked directly to papayas has expanded to almost 20 states.
So far, there have been over 141 confirmed cases of salmonella, with 45 hospitalizations, and at least one death.
This outbreak is linked to Maradol papayas sold under brand names such as Valery, Cavi, and Caribeña, which are produced by the Carica de Campeche farm.
If you aren’t sure where your papayas are sourced from, the CDC recommends asking your grocery store or simply tossing them out.
Based on information collected to date, CDC is now recommending that consumers not eat Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico. If consumers aren’t sure if their Maradol papaya came from the Carica de Campeche farm, they should ask the place of purchase. When in doubt, don’t eat it; just throw it out. Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm.
Click here for the full report and more information from the CDC.