The FDA has released a 22-page list of stores that sold pre-cut melon linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon. The fruit, produced by Caito Foods LLC, was recalled on April 12. But because it is possible that some of these items may still be on stores shelves, the agency is advising consumers, retailers and wholesalers to check the information carefully.
As this outbreak shows, Salmonella can cause serious illness. Thirty-two of the 117 people who have been sickened have been hospitalized. In another Salmonella outbreak linked to Caito pre-cut melon last year, Pritzker Hageman Salmonella filed the first lawsuit against on behalf of an Ohio woman who was hospitalized. After eating pre-cut melon she purchased from a Walmart store, she developed a pervasive Salmonella infection and endured a lengthy hospital stay.
Pre-Cut Melon Salmonella Recall
Caito’s April 12 recall for pre-cut melon included 110 different products such as melon chunks, spears, mixes, and fruit trays packaged in clear plastic containers. At that time five retailers and house brands were identified:
- Kroger under the Renaissance Food Group or Boar’s Head Private Label
- Target under the Garden Highway Label
- Trader Joes under the Trader Joes label
- Walmart under a Freshness Guaranteed label
- Amazon/Whole Foods under the Whole Foods Market Label
Individual locations of those stores in 16 states are included on the 22-page list. But there are also other stores and locations including Food 4 Less, Walgreen’s, Family Fare, Bell Fresh Foods and Piggly Wiggly. There are dozens of other stores, please see the complete list if you have recently purchased pre-cut fruit from a grocery store, convenience store or campus food service in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
If you have a Salmonella infection linked to this outbreak and would like a free consultation with a member of our Salmonella Team, please call 1 (888) 377-8900, send a text to 612-261-0856. Or, complete the form below. There is no obligation.