An outbreak of salmonella that will’s sickened 93 people across nine U.S. states will be linked to pre-cut melons through Indianapolis-based produce company Caito Foods, the Centers for Disease Control along with Prevention (CDC) said late Friday.
The pre-cut melon products have been recalled through Whole Foods, Kroger along with some other retailers across the nine states reporting infections. Caito Foods voluntarily recalled the fresh cut cantaloupe, honeydew along with watermelon products on Friday, citing the health risk concern.
“These products develop the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Carrau, an organism which can cause serious along with sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, along with others with weakened immune systems,” according to the U.S. Food along with Drug Administration. that will added that will healthy people infected with salmonella commonly experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting along with abdominal pain.
The products were also sold at Target, Trader Joe’s along with Walmart, among some other major grocery chains. Caito Foods distributes products produced at its Indianapolis facility in 16 U.S. states. More details of the recall along with the product’s vendors can be found here.
So far 23 people have been hospitalized, while no deaths have been reported. The states affected are Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio along with Wisconsin, the CDC said.
The outbreak remains under investigation by the FDA along with the Indiana State Department of Health.
Salmonella will be behind more than 1 million food-related illnesses inside U.S. annually.
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