Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Pre-cut melon sold in Indiana recalled by Kroger due to possible salmonella contamination	 	 	 			melon cut into slices

Pre-cut melon sold in Indiana recalled by Kroger due to possible salmonella contamination melon cut into slices

The recalled products were distributed in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.

The CDC says 31 of the people sickened have been hospitalized, but there have been no deaths reported.

Most of the 60 people who have been infected with the strain of salmonella purchased pre-cut melon from either a Walmart or Kroger store, according to a release.

On Friday, Caito Foods recalled pre-cut melon products distributed to Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and OH due to an outbreak of salmonella infection.

Most of those affected said they bought the fruit at Kroger or Walmart stores.

If you have purchased any fruit that may have been connected with the recall, the CDC is asking that you throw it away immediately.


On Thursday, Walmart, Kroger, Jay C and Payless stores in the affected states removed pre-cut melon products linked to the outbreak, the CDC said in announcing the outbreak.

The recall applies only to pre-cut melon and fruit salad mixes containing melon.

Officials said pre-cut melons distributed by Caito Foods, which is based in Indianapolis, were the likely source of the outbreak. If you have eaten a contaminated pre-cut melon and experience diarrhea, fever and cramps go see a doctor immediately.

The pre-cut melons have been removed from Walmart store shelves in IL.

Salmonellosis is caused by the salmonella bacteria. However, for some, the diarrhea may be so severe that hospitalization is necessary. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days; most people recover without any treatment.

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