Pre-Cut Melons At Fault In Salmonella Outbreak That’s Sickened Dozens
Caito Foods, the distributor of the melons, said it was “voluntarily recalling the products out of an abundance of caution” and had stopped producing or distributing the affected products while the investigation is underway.
The New York Times:
Salmonella Outbreak That Sickened 60 Is Linked To Pre-Cut Melons
A salmonella outbreak that sickened dozens of people last month has been linked to pre-cut melons from a food distributor in Indianapolis, spurring a recall of products in eight states. Packages of fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mixed fruit have been recalled in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. An investigation is underway to see if other products or states were affected. (Fortin, 6/9)
The Washington Post:
Salmonella Outbreak: Pre-Cut Melons At Krogers, Others Tainted, CDC Says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traced the outbreak to a Caito Foods facility in Indiana. The company has since issued a recall notice in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio — removing clear plastic containers of watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and mixed melons from the shelves. The recall affected at least 10 large grocery chains, including Whole Foods, which is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, whose chief executive, Jeffrey P. Bezos, owns The Washington Post. “The investigation is ongoing to determine if products went to additional stores or states,” the CDC wrote Friday. (Selk, 6/9)