97 ill with Salmonella Agona; multi-state outbreak linked to papaya
Posted: July 25th, 2011 - 10:32am
- Recalled papayas have been sold by Agromod Produce Inc. under multiple brand names: Blondie, Yaya, Mañanita, and Tastylicious.
- Cut papaya held between 75°F and 80°F temperature has been shown to support the growth of Salmonella within 6hrs.
- Fresh cut papaya has been linked to two previous Salmonella outbreaks (Australia 2006-07; Singapore, 1996).
- In the Australian outbreak, Salmonella was found in in untreated river water used to wash papayas prior to sale.