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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sliced Melon Sold at Walmart, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s

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, half of whom required emergency hospitalization to treat their symptoms.

June 12, 2018 – 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.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has developed symptoms of food poisoning after eating melon, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

The recalled melons were distributed to Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The products were sold in clear, plastic containers at:

  • Costco Wholesale Corp.
  • Kroger Co.
  • Payless
  • Owen’s
  • Sprouts
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart Inc.
  • Whole Foods, a unit of Amazon.com Inc.

Caito Foods is working to determine whether the recalled melons were distributed to any additional stores or states in the U.S.

“Reports of illnesses linked to these products are under investigation, and Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling the products out of an abundance of caution,” the company said, adding that it “has ceased producing and distributing these products as the company and FDA continue their investigation.”

If you purchased cut melons from any of the above establishments, and the UPC code is still on the product, you can check the number on the FDA website. If you are unsure where you purchased the melons, health officials say you should not eat them — regardless if they appear fresh or not — and either discard them immediately or return them to the point of purchase for a refund.

Do I Have a Melon Recall Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in meon recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella infection cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one got sick after eating melon, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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