That Papaya-Related Salmonella Outbreak Includes New York Cases

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The FDA announced six instances of outbreak strain Salmonella Agona were reported in New York between January and mid-July, adding to the growing number of previously confirmed cases. Along with the CDC, the agency is investigating 97 cases related to the consumption of papayas that were grown in Mexico and processed in Texas over the last seven months. Illness has so far caused ten hospitalizations in 23 states. Texas-based distributor Agromod has voluntarily recalled its fruit and is working with the FDA to track down any papayas still within the food supply chain. In the meantime, here's a handy guide to the fruit stickers that would be attached to the fruit you'd best want to avoid. [FDA, Earlier]