Fresh cut melon recalled amid Salmonella outbreak

Fresh cut melon recalled amid Salmonella outbreak Photo: MDH

April 12, 2019 09:45 PM

A Trader Joe's in Minnesota and 11 food distributors in Wisconsin are being warned to pull fresh packaged melon products sold to them by Caito Foods LLC, an Indiana-based company, after it became known that said products have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak.

Three cases in Minnesota have been reported, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Two of those cases were children who live in the same household, and the third is an adult. All three became ill after eating pre-cut cantaloupe from one Trader Joe's store.


All three individuals have recovered and were not hospitalized, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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A total of 93 people from nine states have been infected with the illness, with 23 hospitalizations and no deaths reported, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The recall was voluntary on the part of Caito Foods, and the recall extends to both retailers and consumers. The investigation is ongoing, and more cases may be detected, the according to the MDH release. 

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