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Fresh Cut Melon Being Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Check your pre-cut fruit!

UPDATE 4/29 – A total of 117 people from 10 states have now been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau. Visit the CDC website for the latest.

Caito Foods, an Indianapolis based food service company, is recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut cantaloupe and fresh cut mixed fruit containing one of those melons because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

The fresh cut melons were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. They were sold at retailers like Whole Foods, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Target and other small independent retailers.

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The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration have advised that 93 now 117 people have become ill due to salmonella and are investigating the products included in the recall.

Note that these products may still be on store shelves so you should check the labels before purchasing any fresh cut melon. If you have any fresh cut melon at home you should head here to see the included products and the recalled items.

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Comments 8

  1. Olga

    Nothing is safe anymore. Better to precut yourself

    • Susan

      Absolutely! And cheaper and fresher, too. Be sure to wash fruit before cutting into it!!!! And it doesn’t take much time.

      • Bonn

        I feel like an idiot for asking this, lol but I usually just rinse in water. Is there more I should be doing to wash fruit? Thanks!!

  2. Janet

    I read somewhere that any cantaloupe has so many ridges on it’s peel that can harbor bacteria, you should scrub it well before cutting.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh interesting! Thanks for the tip!

  3. MaymeV

    Thank you H2S crew for highlighting these important recalls! So many folks only watch streaming tv that they don’t see news anymore. This may be the first or only place these are shared. You’re doing an important service within your community. 😊

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are SO welcome! Glad these have been helpful!

  4. Brolu

    I never buy pre-cut fruits or vegetables. Problem averted. Thanks for sharing the info about recalls though. Very helpful.

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