CONSUMER ALERT: Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

Massive salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicken flocks

The recalled products were distributed to Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.

The agency did not specify a specific kind of melon, but said the outbreak is linked to melons bought already cut and packaged -alone or in fruit salad.

Late Friday, Caito Foods of Indianapolis announced it was voluntarily recalling watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and mixed fruit products produced at the Indianapolis facility as they had the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

Do not eat recalled products.

Consumers who purchased pre-cut melon from Walmart stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri or OH should not eat it and are advised to throw it away, the CDC recommends.




If you have shopped at Walmart recently you might want to throw some things out.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating 60 infections across five states - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

Last year, the CDC reported the largest number of salmonella illnesses linked to backyard flocks after the lifestyle trend emerged across the country.

Consumers who do not remember where their pre-cut melon came from should also discard it. The CDC said it is working to identify a common supplier that might be the original source. Several of those people have been hospitalized as a result. Most often, however, people recover from a salmonella infection without medical attention.

Among those who fell ill from the deadly bacteria, 31 sought treatment at a hospital complaining of symptoms such as vomiting, fever and diarrhea, aol.com reported.

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