UPDATE: New cases reported in melon-related salmonella outbreak


UPDATE: Since this recall was first announced, the CDC says 10 illnesses were added to the investigation. Two more states, Kentucky and Tennessee, have also reported illnesses.

Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that’s been linked to pre-cut melon.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 60 70 people have been infected and 31 34 have been hospitalized after the multi-state outbreak.

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Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon: What you need to know

Most of the people who got sick said they ate pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon or a fruit salad mix purchased from grocery stores.

On June 8, Caito Foods recalled fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut fruit medley products that were produced at its facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The recalled products were distributed to eight states and sold at major retailers:

States affected

  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio

Retailers affected

  • Costco
  • Jay C
  • Kroger
  • Payless
  • Owen’s
  • Sprouts
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods/Amazon

The FDA has a complete list of the stores and states where the recalled products were sold. Read more here. 

If you have any of these products in your fridge or freezer, health officials say you should throw them away or return them to the store for a refund.

If you don’t remember where you bought pre-cut melon, don’t eat it and throw it away!


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