Florida is one of states for which the CDC has issued  a papaya recall after a salmonella infection outbreak. According to the CDC's Food Safety Alert, Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas have been linked to an outbreak of salmonella infections.

The alert affects anyone living in Florida, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. 71 people in the eight reported states have been infected with salmonella after eating a Cavi brand papaya.

There have been 27 hospitalizations but no deaths as a result of this outbreak. The CDC is now urging anyone with a Cavi brand papaya in their home to throw them away, to not eat fruit salads or other mixes that include a Cavi brand papaya and to sanitize places where a Cavi brand papaya was stored.