After an outbreak of 117 illnesses with Salmonella, a recall was issued for pre-cut melon bowls containing watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and fruit. The bowls were sold at Target, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Walmart, Amazon/Whole Foods and other stores.
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UPDATE: 117 People Sick in 2019 Melon Bowl Salmonella Outbreak
April 2019 — Caito Foods, LLC has recalled pre-cut melon bowls after an outbreak of Salmonella sickened at least 117 people in 10 states.
As of April 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported illnesses in the following states: Alabama (1), Iowa (1), Illinois (7), Indiana (23), Kentucky (21), Michigan (22), Minnesota (3), Missouri (7), Ohio (31), and Wisconsin (1).
The melon bowls were sold at Target, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Walmart, Amazon/Whole Foods, restaurants, and other retailers.
The products are clear plastic bowls containing pre-cut cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon, mixed melons or other pre-cut fruit.
The recall includes the following products:
- Kroger under the Renaissance Food Group label
- Kroger under Boar’s Head Private Label
- Target under the Garden Highway Label
- Trader Joes under the Trader Joes label
- Walmart under a Freshness Guaranteed label
- Amazon/Whole Foods under the Whole Foods Market Label
The melon bowls were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
2018 Melon Bowl Salmonella Outbreak
In April 2018, the CDC warned about a Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons. The outbreak ended with 77 people sick in 9 states.
On June 8, 2018, Caito Food LLC recalled fresh pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit bowls with melons.
The products were packaged in clear plastic clamshell containers, and they were distributed in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
In the 2018 outbreak, the recalled melon bowls were distributed to the following stores:
- Jay C
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods / Amazon
In the 2018 outbreak, at least 77 people were infected with Salmonella in 9 states, including 36 people who were hospitalized, in the following states: Arkansas (1), Florida (1), Illinois (7), Indiana (14), Kentucky (1), Michigan (39), Missouri (11), Ohio (2), and Tennessee (1).
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause severe or life-threatening food poisoning infections, especially in children and people with weak immune systems.
Symptoms of Salmonella
Most people who are infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12-72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4-7 days. Most people recover without treatment, but some need to be hospitalized due to severe diarrhea.
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