The recalled melon, consisting of fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut fruit medley products, was sold in the following 8 states: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio.
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Update: CDC Warns Consumers to Avoid Sliced Melon Sold at Walmart, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Etc.
June 12, 2018 – Dr. Scott Gottlieb, head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is warning residents of 8 states to check for recalled pre-cut melon linked to an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 60 people. On Friday, Caito Foods LLC, a unit of SpartanNash Co, recalled fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit after these products were identified as the likely source of the outbreak.
What’s the problem?
The suspect melon was sold at major retailers including Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Walgreens and Whole Foods in 8 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday.
All of the melons were produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to the CDC. The company has since recalled the products.
Eating food contaminated with salmonella bacteria can cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness whose symptoms include:
- Abdominal cramps
People should not eat the recalled cut melon or fruit salad products, according to the CDC.
“Check your fridge and freezer for them and throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund,” the agency said. “If you don’t remember where you bought pre-cut melon, don’t eat it and throw it away.”
In all likelihood, more cases will turn up, the CDC said, as it can take days or weeks for foodborne illnesses to get reported. So far, people have been reported ill in 5 states, CDC said.
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