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Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut fruits

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked for the recall of fruits from Indianapolis for possible contamination of salmonella.

The agency then warned the public to be cautious when buying fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and freshcut fruit medley products containing any of these melons produced at the Caito Foods facility.

According to Food Safety News they have delivered to the states of Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio.

As of the first week of June, the Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) has already reported 60 possible cases of Salmonella Adelaide illnesses in four of the states the fruits were delivered. There is 1 reported case in Ohio, 6 in Illinois, 10 in Missouri, 11 in Indiana and 32 in Michigan.

Reports on illnesses linked to salmonella started around April 30, 2018, to May 28, 2018. There haven’t been any reports of death. Only 66 percent of the victims has been hospitalized, agre ranging from 1-97.

Caito Food Distribution has recalled the products along with several other companies such as Costco, Delish, Gordon Food Service, Kroger, Jay C, Open Acres, Owen’s, Payless, Renaissance Food Group, SpartanNash Distribution, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart and Whole Foods/Amazon.


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