Recalled pre-cut melon sickens 93 people in salmonella outbreak

Lloyd Doyle
April 14, 2019

The news release added that 93 illnesses have so far been connected to Caito Foods products and 23 individuals have been hospitalized.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Information collected from stores where ill people shopped indicates that Caito Foods LLC supplied pre-cut melon to these stores.

"If you can not determine if pre-cut melon you purchased was produced by Caito Foods LLC, don't eat it and throw it away", the CDC advised.

The strain can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people or people with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA statement.

Customers seeking additional information about the outbreak may contact Caito Foods by calling 844-467-7278 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.to 10 p.m. CT and Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. CT.


You usually get salmonella by eating contaminated food.

A full list of recalled products, including the brand, product label and retailer where sold, is included below. Depending on where it was sold, the products were sold under various brands.

State departments of public health discovered the product's potential contamination with salmonella. They also advise people to not eat, serve, or sell recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe, or fruit medley products with one of these melons. Consumers are advised not the consume the product and to promptly dispose of any remaining product.

According to the FDA, Walmart stores were informed to pull the products from store shelves in impacted states on April 11.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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