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23 States Named in Salmonella Papaya Recall with 97 Sickened

The CDC and FDA is warning consumers not to eat papayas from Agromod Produce, Inc., a distributor in McAllen,Texas.

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A total of 97 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Agona have been reported from 23 states between January 1 and July 18, 2011. The number of ill persons identified in each state with the outbreak strain is as follows: Arkansas (1), Arizona (3), California (7), Colorado (1), Georgia (8), Illinois (17), Louisiana (2), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (3), Missouri (3), Nebraska (2), Nevada (1), New Jersey (1), New Mexico (3), New York (6), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (25), Virginia (2), Washington (5), and Wisconsin (2).

Consumers, retailers and others who have papayas from Agromod Produce, Inc. should discard them in a sealed container so people and animals, including wild animals, cannot eat them.  Recalled product is in United States and Canada.

  • Yobit

    Were these papayas distributed whole or cut? Thank you!

  • “distributed whole or cut” – I do not know.