CDC: 'Throw away' pre-cut melons after salmonella outbreak

CDC: 'Throw away' pre-cut melons after salmonella outbreak

CDC: 'Throw away' pre-cut melons after salmonella outbreak

On Friday, Caito Foods LLC, a unit of SpartanNash Co, recalled fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit products containing one of those melons produced at a Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis.

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday urged residents of eight USA states to check for recalled pre-cut melon that is linked to an outbreak of Salmonella.

Walmart, Kroger, Jay C and Payless stores in the affected states removed the pre-cut melon products on Thursday, the CDC said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recalled products were sold at Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen's, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart and Whole Foods Market/Amazon.

Caito Foods has seized production and distribution of the melons.

The company is looking into whether products were sent to any additional stores or states.

Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for DUI
Vaughn was arrested back in 2001 for a pretty insane bar brawl that occurred in Wilmington, North Carolina. After both men stepped out of the vehicle, Vaughn was charged for misdemeanor DUI and resisting arrest.

Real Madrid held Neymar transfer talks in Liverpool
Spanish daily AS reports that Ronaldo's agent, Jorge mendes, will meet with the Madrid hierarchy again on Thursday. The appearance of the Cristiano Ronaldo factor has given hope to the Neymar operation however.

Trump commutes sentence of Alice Marie Johnson
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian's publicized and controversial decision to meet President Donald Trump last week has paid off. But immediately after her release, Johnson was savoring her freedom and all the perks that came with it.

-States with people sickened: MI (32), IN (11), Missouri (10), IL (six) and OH (one). Kroger's pre-cut melon and pre-cut fruit salads sold in Kroger stores in Georgia are sourced from a different supplier, according to Kroger's Atlanta division corporate affairs manager Felix Turner.

Of the 60 victims reported sick, 31 have been hospitalized, but there are zero reported deaths.

"Check your fridge and freezer for them and throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund", the CDC said. Whole melon is still OK to eat, the CDC said.

"The potential that these products are contaminated with salmonella was discovered through analyzing reports made by state departments of public health", Indianapolis-based Caito Foods said in a statement.

Kroger announced last week it had removed the affected products from its stores in IN and MI "out of an abundance of caution", and has temporarily suspended shipments of any new products from Caito Foods.

Related news