Melon recalled over possible salmonella

Mae Love
April 14, 2019

The FDA says if you bought the product from one of those stores and it has a best used date of April 19th or earlier, you should throw it out.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration made the announcement Friday.

The CDC has issued a food safety alert due to a recent salmonella outbreak from pre-cut melons distributed in 16 states.

Salmonella contamination concerns have prompted the recall of some melon products sold at Walmart, Target, GFS, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and other stores in 16 states including OH and Pennsylvania. As of April 12, 2019, 93 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau have been reported from nine states - Alabama 1, IL 5, IN 18, Kentucky 16, MI 19, Minnesota 3, Missouri 3, OH 27, Wisconsin 1.

You can find a full list of the FDA's recalled products HERE. Of those who became ill, 23 people had to be hospitalized, officials said. Otherwise, health people infected with salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Most people recover without treatment.

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Pre-cut melons sold at several stores in MI and around the Midwest is being recalled for possible salmonella risk.

The affected states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Caito Foods has recalled pre-cut melons over possible salmonella contamination tied to 93 illnesses.

Salmonella Carrau is described as rare.

Retailers and wholesale customers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.

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