Papayas Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination
Agromod Produce, a Texas-based food distributor, has announced a voluntary recall of its papayas due to a possible link to a salmonella outbreak across the country. According to the FDA, 97 people have become ill and 10 people were hospitalized as a result of the salmonella outbreak.
The majority of salmonella cases occurred in Texas and Illinois. Children under the age of 5 and women account for the majority of cases. The recalled papayas were imported from Mexico, and the FDA is currently investigating the cause of this papaya contamination.
Agromod announced that the recall covers papayas distributed across the United States and Canada sold before July 23. The following papaya brands have been recalled:
Salmonella often results in diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps in individuals who become infected with the bacteria. It is the most common foodborne illness affecting Americans. Last year, approximately 2,300 people were hospitalized and 29 died due to salmonella poisoning.
If you have developed salmonella from eating one of these contaminated papayas, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. It is important to work with an experienced defective product lawyer who can make sure your rights are fully protected.