Wichita area Dillons stores not included in recall of pre-cut melon

Marco Green
April 16, 2019

The Department for Public Health said the melons range from cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew.

The melon was sold and bought in 9 states: Illinois, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and Missouri.

Pre-packaged melons linked to a salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened almost 100 people have been recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

So far, 93 people have been sickened and 23 hospitalized, although there have been no reported deaths.

The tainted melons were distributed by Caito Foods LLC from its facility in Indianapolis, with cases being diagnosed between March 4 and March 31.

The fruit was sold at WalMart, Kroger, Target, Amazon/Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.

A recall has been issued for melon products sold in 16 states, including NY, after being linked to a salmonella outbreak, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. They advise stores to pull the products from shelves.

These products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Carrau, "an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems", said the FDA. Consumers should not consume the product and should promptly dispose of any remaining product, instructs the FDA.

Because the Caito melon products were sold at various supermarket chains, different labeling might be seen on the recalled products, the FDA noted.

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