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July 25, 2017: Grande Produce Fails to Inform Public of Papaya Salmonella Risk and Recall

After 47 people were infected in an outbreak of Salmonella related to Grand Produce papayas, the FDA is warning consumers to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol papayas. Grande Produce has informed the FDA that the company initiated a limited recall of their Caribeña brand Maradol papayas distributed nationwide from July 7 – July 18, 2017, but did not not issue a press release to inform consumers of their recall and the risk of Salmonella contamination.

The FDA also noted in the Warning that “there are illnesses in states where Grande Produce did not distribute papayas and is continuing its investigation.”

The Papaya Salmonella Outbreak

Forty-seven people among twelve states were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Kiambu. Of the 47 people infected, twelve have been hospitalized. One Salmonella-related death has been reported from New York City.

Illnesses occurred in 12 states: Iowa (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Maryland (5), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (1), New Jersey (12), New York (13), Pennsylvania (4), Texas (1), Utah (1), and Virginia (6).

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The Weinberg Law Firm Food Poisoning Lawyers

The Weinberg Law Firm has assisted hundreds of food poisoning victims and their families obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Our firm has represented those injured by contaminated food products, including for example, the Veggie Booty Salmonella outbreak and the ConAgra peanut butter Salmonella outbreak; and those injured after eating at fast food restaurants, including for example, the Arby’s Salmonella outbreak in Valdosta, GA. We recently obtained a $700,000 settlement on behalf of a client who contracted salmonellosis after eating at a New Jersey restaurant.

About Salmonella Food Poisoning

Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it can occur when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed.

According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are an estimated 1.2 million cases in the U.S. each year, with approximately 400 of those cases resulting in death. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness or Salmonella Complications.

Diagnosis of Salmonella Infection

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella, or are experiencing Salmonella food poisoning symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know if you have consumed a product known to be contaminated with Salmonella. A blood or tissue sample may be required if doctors suspect that the infection has entered the blood stream.

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