After 18 year representing thousands of people in every Salmonella outbreak in the United States (and some abroad), finding Salmonella causing illnesses from papayas, should not be much of a surprise, since it happened in Australia in 2006 and in Singapore in 1997. Here is a sample of Salmonella litigation over the last two decades:
Salmonella infection occurs when the bacteria are ingested, typically from food derived from infected food-animals, but it can also occur by ingesting the feces of an infected animal or person. Food sources include raw or undercooked eggs/egg products, raw milk or raw milk products, contaminated water, meat and meat products, and poultry. Raw fruits and vegetables contaminated during slicing have been implicated in several foodborne outbreaks. We are involved in representing families of children who have suffered from this bacterium.