The FDA has announced a recall of pre-cut melon products from Caito foods, including cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon, as well as products with those melons mixed in. The FDA and CDC have linked a rare strain of Salmonella, called Salmonella Carrau, an organism that can cause serious harm, to this outbreak.
These products have sickened people in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
If you have been sickened with Salmonella, it is important to contact an experienced food poisoning attorney quickly.
Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling all fresh-cut melon product. People should not eat these melon products and should either throw them away, or return them to the place they were purchased for a refund.
A full list of affected products is located here. Products were sold under the following labels:
- Kroger under the Renaissance Food Group label
- Kroger under 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
These products were distributed by:
- Caito Foods Distribution with the label “Distributed by Caito Foods”
- Gordon Food Service with the label “Distributed by Caito Foods”
- SpartanNash Distribution with the label “Open Acres”
Caito recalled melons in 2018 for Salmonella Adelaide, a similar, but different, strain of Salmonella than the one involved in this current outbreak.