According to FOX News, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have traced the salmonella outbreak to Caribena brand yellow Maradol papayas. The papayas were grown in Mexico then distributed by Grande Produce of San Juan, Texas.
Health officials determined there was an outbreak after a cluster similar cases were reported between May 17 and June 28. Reports concerned individuals between the age of 1 and 97.
Consumers and restaurants are urged to dispose of the papayas, adding that if there is any doubt whether a papaya is a yellow Maradol papaya, it is best to err on the side of caution and through it out.
States where illnesses have been recorded include:
A similar outbreak occurred in 2011 when 97 people across 23 states were sickened after eating salmonella-contaminated papayas.