CDC: Update on multi-state Salmonella outbreak from pre-cut melons

Posted on April 24, 2019 by

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CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau infections linked to pre-cut melons supplied by Caito Foods L
Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers

At A Glance:

Reported Cases:117
States:10
Hospitalizations: 32
Deaths: 0
Recall: Yes

Do not eat, serve, or sell recalled pre-cut melon and fruit medley products produced by Caito Foods LLC and sold under several brands and labels

  • On April 12, 2019, Caito Foods LLC recalledExternal pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and pre-cut fruit medley products containing one of these melons supplied at the Caito Foods LLC facility in Indianapolis, Ind.
    • Recalled pre-cut melons were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers.
    • The products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
    • These products were sold at Kroger under the Renaissance Food Group label and the Boar’s Head private label; at Target under the Garden Highway Label; at Trader Joe’s under the Trader Joe’s label; at Walmart under a Freshness Guaranteed label; and at Amazon/Whole Foods under the Whole Foods Market label. Check FDA’sExternal website for a full list of where recalled products were sold.
    • These products were distributed by Caito Foods Distribution with the label “Distributed by Caito Foods;” by Gordon Foods Service with the label “Distributed by Caito Foods”; and by SpartanNash Distribution with the label “Open Acres.”
  • If you cannot determine if any pre-cut melon you purchased was produced by Caito Foods LLC, don’t eat it and throw it away.
  • Check your fridge and freezer for recalled products and throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Follow these steps to clean your fridge if you had any recalled product.

Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from consuming pre-cut melon.


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