Congressman Eliot L. Engel released the following statement on the outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu infections linked to Maradol papayas:
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu infections. Investigators believe that Maradol papayas have caused the outbreak. Sadly, 47 people in 12 states – including 13 in New York – have fallen ill. One person in New York City tragically died from the illness.
“The CDC is advising that ‘that consumers not eat, restaurants not serve, and retailers not sell Maradol papayas until we learn more.’ I urge the people of NY-16 to heed that recommendation, and to visit the CDC’s website for more information.”
For additional information regarding the outbreak, Maradol papayas and Salmonella Kiambu infections, visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/