A joint investigation by the CDC and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have identified the likely source of the outbreak as Caito Foods LLC, of Indianapolis, Indiana, but the investigation is still ongoing.
Caito Foods on April 12 issued a recall for several types of pre-cut melon sold at Kroger, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Amazon.com under the Whole Foods label.
The recall affects pre-cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, and pre-cut fruit medley products, FDA said. A complete list of products included in the action can be found on the FDA recall page.
Recalled fruit was distributed to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
“If you cannot determine if any pre-cut melon you purchased was produced by Caito Foods LLC, don’t eat it and throw it away,” CDC said.
The spate of salmonella infections was first reported on March 4 and continued to April 8, CDC said. At least 32 people have been hospitalized for complications resulting from their illness, the agency said.
Source: Denver 7 ABC