Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-Cut Melon

The FDA is linking an Indianapolis-based company to a salmonella outbreak. Cut watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods are being recalled after being sold in several states.

Ninety-three people have fallen ill so far, with 23 of them having to be hospitalized. The fruit has been sold with different labels depending on the store, so consumers are asked to check their packaging to find out if it was distributed by Caito Foods.

The pre-cut melon was sold at Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, Walmart, Trader Joe’s and other stores. They were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers.

They were distributed in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

A full list of the recalled products is available on the FDA website.

If you think you may have some, the FDA says don't eat it - you should throw it away. Symptoms of salmonella usually begin 12 to 72 hours after consuming the bacteria.

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