After 77 people fell ill with Salmonella, a recall was issued for pre-cut watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe sold at Costco, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, and other stores.
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UPDATE: Melon Salmonella Outbreak Over
Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of several people who were fell ill with Salmonella after eating pre-cut melons since April 2018. The outbreak has ended, according to the CDC, with 77 people sick in 9 states.
On June 8, 2018, Caito Food LLC announced a recall for fresh pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit mixes containing melons due to Salmonella.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melons
The CDC is warning about a Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons. Whole melons are NOT being recalled at this time. The recall only applies to fresh pre-cut melons and fruit mixes containing 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.
What Stores Sold the Recalled Melons?
- Jay C
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods / Amazon
How Many People Got Salmonella?
Since April 30, 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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