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CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon
Melissa Porter | 13 June, 2018, 10:54

As per the CDC, around 60 people have fallen sick which includes six cases reported in IL, 11 cases in IN, 10 cases in Missouri, 32 cases on MI and one in Ohio.

Illnesses have been recorded in IL (6), in (11), MI (32), Missouri (10) and OH (1). The illnesses are believed connected to pre-cut melons packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers, and shipped from distributor Caito Foods in Indianapolis.

Consumers who purchased pre-cut melon from these stores should not eat the products and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Separately, the CDC is reporting an outbreak of salmonella linked to backyard chickens that had made 124 people in 36 states sick.

People with salmonella may develop symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Signs of illness typically occur within 12 to 72 hours and last up to seven days.

Health officials are investigating a multistate salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon.

The FDA is now reporting that 60 Salmonella illnesses in five different states are under investigation.

Six cases reported in IL matched a multi-state outbreak strain, IDPH said.

Caito Foods, LLC has voluntarily recalled fruit salad mixes that contain pre-cut melons to prevent further distribution of potentially contaminated products.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -If you went shopping in North Carolina recently and brought back some pre-cut melon, you need to throw it out.

The recall affected melon sent to 10 retailers and there are more than 80 universal product numbers customers should check to see if their melon was possibly contaminated.

The CDC and FDA warned residents in these eight states to dispose of any melon that may have been recalled. Whole melon is still OK to eat, the CDC said. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

"Most people who have been infected with this strain of Salmonella bought pre-cut melon at Walmart or Kroger stores in the Midwest".