Caribeña brand Maradol papayas has caused 47 people to become infected with Salmonella Kiambu, twelve have been hospitalized, and one person has died in New York.

The FDA and CDC are advising you to not to eat Caribeña brand Maradol papayas.

They've been linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis that has sickened over 47 people and killed one. Maradol papayas are green before they ripen and turn yellow, so consumers should not eat Caribeña brand regardless of the color. If anyone has these papayas in their home, they should dispose of them immediately. Look for this identifying sticker on the affected Papayas.

The Company involved, Grande Produce, has not issued a press release to notify consumers of their recall. Therefore, FDA is advising consumers to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol papayas. The FDA also noted that there are illnesses in states where Grande Produce did not distribute papayas and is continuing its investigation.

People infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Kiambu, by state of residence, as of July 21, 2017,  from


Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours after ingestion of the infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. However, children younger than five, the elderly, and those people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe infections and complications.

If you purchased these papayas from Mexico, you're encouraged to throw them away, and you also need to disinfect the area where they were stored.

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