New Jersey Firm Recalls Fruit After Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 33
December 10, 2019 – Tailor Cut Produce, a North Brunswick Township, New Jersey firm, is recalling its Fruit Luau mix and other cut fruit products after more than 30 people were diagnosed with salmonella, according to CNN. The recall is for the fruit mix and pre-cut honeydew, cantaloupe and pineapple dated from Nov. 15, 2019, to Dec. 1, 2019. Affected products were distributed to Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. All 33 of the salmonella infections were reported in Southeastern Pennsylvania, according to health officials.
What’s the Problem?
April 2019 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide linked to pre-cut melons produced by Catio Foods. To date, at least 60 people have reported developing salmonella from melons, and nearly half of those have required emergency hospitalization due to the severity of their symptoms.
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.
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.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sliced Melon Sickens 117 in 10 States
April 25, 2019 – A salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons produced by an Indiana firm has sickened at least 117 people in 10 states, according to a joint investigation by the FDA and CDC. The recall affects pre-cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, and pre-cut fruit medley produced by Indianapolis, Indiana-based Caito Foods LLC. The products were sold at Kroger, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Amazon.com under the Whole Foods label.
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.
Do I Have a Melon Recall Lawsuit?
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