Caito Foods Recalls Melons Due To Salmonella Reports (2018-06-13 16:41:01)

The FDA, CDC, along with state officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella tied to fruit and salad mixes containing melons produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

FDA advises consumers not to eat recalled fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products distributed by Caito Foods in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio.

The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed to a number of stores including Walmart and Walgreens, as well as Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods/Amazon.

The CDC reports that 60 people in five Midwestern states became ill between April 30 and May 28, and thirty-one have been hospitalized.

The FDA is working with CDC, along with state partners in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio to trace back the pre-cut melons to identify the source to determine the full distribution of pre-cut melons, and to learn more about the potential route of contamination.

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