Yellow papaya linked to deadly salmonella outbreak in 12 states

Health officials say a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to a certain brand of papaya has already killed one person in New York City.

The Food and Drug Administration said the Maradol payapas are sold under the Caribeña brand from Mexico, and distributed by Grande Produce, based in San Juan, Texas.

The Centers for Disease Control caution consumers not to eat the fruit.
From May to June, at least 47 people were infected by salmonella in 12 states, including Texas. One elderly patient in New York has died.

Here is where people have been sickened by the salmonella outbreak.

Maradol papayas are green before they ripen and turn yellow. Regardless of color, officials said you should not eat them.

The CDC says you can either return the fruit for a refund, or throw it away.

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