More distributors, brands likely involved in papaya outbreak

July 28, 2017

Editor’s note: Because of the popularity of papayas in Mexican and Hispanic cuisine, public health officials say people in those groups are at particular risk during the current outbreak. To access information the CDC has posted in Spanish, click here. 

Federal officials doubled down on warnings about whole, fresh maradol papayas Thursday, urging consumers to throw out the tropical fruit — especially if they are not sure of its brand or country of origin — because it is linked to an ongoing Salmonella outbreak that has killed one and sickened 46 others.

Maradol papayas are a large, oval fruit that weighs