Monday, July 25, 2011

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 10:43 AM

An American distributor of Mexican papayas is being linked to possible salmonella danger. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration has launched an investigation, and Agromod Produce, a South Texas company, has recalled papayas distributed nationwide. The papayas were sold under the brand names of Blondie, Yaya, Mananita and Tastylicious. The FDA said papayas sold prior to July 23 could be linked to 97 reported cases of salmonella, including 10 hospitalizations. Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.

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