Fresh Cut Melon Being Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
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.
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.