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Papaya Recall Lawsuit

Papaya Recall Lawsuit

Maradol papayas from Mexico have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella that has caused at least 141 cases of food poisoning in 19 states, including 1 death in New York City.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting papaya induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Maradol Papayas Linked to 100+ Salmonella Illnesses

As of August 11, Maradol papays from Mexico are linked to 141 cases of Salmonella in 19 states, including 45 people who were hospitalized and 1 person who died in New York City, according to an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The following number of illnesses were reported:

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).

What is a Maradol Papaya?

Maradol papayas are a large oval-shaped fruit that weighs about 3 pounds. The ripe papayas have yellow skin and the unripe papayas are green. The inner flesh of the papaya is pink or salmon-colored.

CDC: Do Not Eat Any Maradol Papayas from Mexico

The CDC is warning consumers not to eat any Maradol papayas from Mexico — even if they have not been recalled — until we know more. The papayas should have a sticker that says if it is from Mexico.

What We Know So Far

The outbreak has been traced to Maradol papayas that were grown in Campeche, Mexico, and recalls have been issued for all papayas that were grown or packed on a farm called Carica de Campeche in July 2017. Other papayas from Mexico have also tested positive for Salmonella and the number of recalls may continue to expand.

Outbreak Investigation

The outbreak was first linked to papayas on July 17. Health officials in Maryland reported that 3 out of 10 yellow Maradol papayas from Mexico that were purchased at a grocery store in Baltimore tested positive for Salmonella.

Laboratory tests have confirmed at least 2 strains of Salmonella in the outbreak. There are 48 infections with Salmonella Kiambu and 61 infections with Salmonella Thompson.

Caribeña Papaya Recall

On July 26, a Maryland-based distributor called Grande Produce issued a recall for Caribeña® Maradol papayas that were shipped between July 10 and July 19, 2017.

Cavi Papaya Recall

On August 5, Argoson’s LLC of the Bronx, New York issued a recall for Cavi® Maradol papayas. The papayas were sold in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey until July 31, 2017. They are marked with PLU sticker: “Cavi MEXICO 4395.”

Valery Papaya Recall

On August 7, Freshtex Produce LLC issued a recall for Valery® Maradol papayas that were sold in Illinois and possibly other states from July 10 through July 13, 2017.

Salmonella Food Poisoning Symptoms

Food poisoning with Salmonella typically causes symptoms within 12 to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts about 4 to 7 days, with symptoms such as:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Chills

Do I have a Papaya Recall Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting papaya induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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