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FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide Infections Linked to Pre-Cut Melons

June 19, 2018

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide illnesses that may be linked to cut melons.

June 19, 2018 Update

As of June 19, 2018, CDC reports that there are now 70 cases in seven states with 34 hospitalizations. Illnesses occurred from April 30, 2018, to June 3, 2018. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 97, with a median age of 67. Sixty-seven percent are female. Out of 63 people with information available, 34 (54%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Fast Facts

  • The FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide infections. CDC reports that fruit salad mixes that include pre-cut melons are a likely source of this outbreak.
  • FDA advises consumers not to eat recalled fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing any of these melons. Products have been distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers under several different brands or labels and distributed to Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, Whole Foods/Amazon. Other retail locations may be added to the list.
  • Caito Foods, LLC has voluntarily recalled fruit salad mixes that contain pre-cut melons to prevent further distribution of potentially contaminated products.
  • CDC reports that there are 70 cases in seven states. Illnesses occurred from April 30, 2018, to June 3, 2018.
  • Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 97, with a median age of 67. Sixty-seven percent are female. Out of 63 people with information available, 34 (54%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
  • The FDA is working with CDC, along with state partners , to trace back the pre-cut melons to identify the source to determine the full distribution of pre-cut melons, and to learn more about the potential route of contamination.
  • As this is an ongoing investigation, the FDA will update this page as more information becomes available, such as product information, epidemiological results, and recalls.
  • Additional distribution information has been added that identifies retail locations organized by state that received potentially contaminated product. The FDA is advising consumers to discard any recalled products purchased at the listed locations. The FDA is sharing this information with consumers as soon as possible and additional distribution information may be added as it becomes available. It is possible that some stores may be mentioned more than once because they received more than one shipment or more than one product. Consumers may wish to ask a store directly if the recalled product was available for sale.
  • Consumers who have symptoms of Salmonella infection should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Most infections usually lasts 4 to 7 days and most people recover without treatment, however some people develop diarrhea so severe that they need to be hospitalized.

What is the Problem and What is Being Done About It?

The FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide infections. Epidemiologic and preliminary traceback evidence indicates that pre-cut melon distributed by Caito Foods, LLC is a likely source of this outbreak. Caito Foods, LLC has voluntarily recalled their products, to prevent further distribution of potentially contaminated products. The recalled products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The FDA is currently working with state partners to trace back the pre-cut melons to identify the source of the pathogen, to determine the full distribution of the pre-cut melons, and to learn more about how the contamination occurred.

There are 70 people ill with this strain of Salmonella in seven states: IL (7), IN (11), KY (1), MI (38), MO (10), OH (2), TN (1). Illnesses occurred from April 30, 2018, to June 3, 2018. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 97, with a median age of 67. Sixty-seven percent are female. Out of 63 people with information available, 34 (54%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

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Timeline

On June 1, 2018, the FDA learned of the Salmonella Adelaide infections currently being investigated in multiple states that are associated with exposure to fruit salad mixes that include pre-cut melons.
In the following days, the FDA, CDC, and state partners worked together to collect additional information and conduct traceback activities.

On June 8, 2018, Caito Foods, LLC voluntarily recalled fruit salad mixes that contain pre-cut melons to prevent further distribution of potentially contaminated products.

On June 12, 2018, the state of Iowa was added to the list of states that received potentially contaminated product from Caito Foods, LLC. The full list of states includes Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, and Ohio.

On June 13, 2018, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin have been added to the list of states that received potentially contaminated product. The full list of states includes Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

On June 13, 2018, Additional distribution information has been added that identifies retail locations that received potentially contaminated product. The FDA is advising consumers to discard any recalled products purchased at the listed locations.

As of June 19, 2018, CDC reports that there are now 70 cases in seven states with 34 hospitalizations. Illnesses occurred from April 30, 2018, to June 3, 2018. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 97, with a median age of 67. Sixty-seven percent are female. Out of 63 people with information available, 34 (54%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Recalled Products from Caito Foods, LLC

The additional distribution information is broken down by state: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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Customer Product Description Pack Weight UPC Label Description/Brand Best By/Use By Date Range
Caito Foods Distribution CANTALOUPE SPEARS 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
81851301294
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution HONEYDEW SPEARS 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
81851301300
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution MELON MIX 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
81851301331
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
81851301348
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution HONEYDEW CHUNKS 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
81851301362
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
81851301379
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON CHUNKS 6/9.5Z 9.5 oz.
 
81851301386
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX 6/5Z 5 oz.
 
81851301393
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT BURST 4/20Z 20 oz.
 
81851301409
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX 3/48Z 48 oz.
 
81851301416
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution MELON MIX 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
81851301430
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
81851301447
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT SNACK TRAY 3/32Z 32 oz.
 
81851301454
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT PARTY PLATTER 3/64Z 64 oz.
 
81851301461
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution MELON MIX SPEARS 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
81851301478
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT BOWL 6/64Z 64 oz.
 
81851301485
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON SPEAR 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
81851301591
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON SPEAR 4/28Z 28 oz.
 
81851301607
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 1/80Z 80 oz.
 
81851301614
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution HONEYDEW CHUNKS 1/80Z 80 oz.
 
81851301621
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX 1/5LB 80 oz.
 
81851302079
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON CHUNKS 1/5LB 80 oz.
 
81851302147
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT BURST 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
81851302215
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON TRAY 1/5LB 80 oz.
 
81851302239
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON CHUNK 4/18Z 18 oz. 826766260317
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Costco
 
FRUIT BOWL 8/48Z 48 oz.
 
826766241125
 
Garden Highway Label 4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Gordon Food Service
 
WATERMELON CHUNKS 4/5Z 5 oz.
 
826766009800
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Gordon Food Service
 
CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 4/5Z 5 oz.
 
826766009817
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Gordon Food Service
 
MELON MIX 4/5Z 5 oz.
 
826766009886
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Gordon Food Service
 
FRUIT MIX 6/4.5Z  4.5 oz. 826766257676
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Gordon Food Service
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 4/10Z 10 oz.
 
826766260041
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
WATERMELON QUARTER 6/36Z 36 oz.
 
826766139903
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
CANTALOUPE HALF 6/24Z 24 oz.
 
826766139927
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
WATERMELON SLICE 1/55Z 55 oz.
 
826766139941
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 1/5LB 80 oz.
 
826766896011
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
HONEYDEW CHUNKS 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
49022558632
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
MELON SPEAR TRIO 1/16Z 16 oz.
 
826766139590
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
MIXED SPEARS 1/16Z 16 oz.
 
826766139606
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
WATERMELON SPEAR 1/16Z 16 oz.
 
826766139620
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
MELON MIX 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
826766139804
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
826766139859
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
CANTALOUPE CHUNK 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
826766140008
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
CANTALOUPE CHUNK 1/24Z 24 oz.
 
826766140060
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
MELON MIX 1/24Z 24 oz.
 
826766140077
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 1/24Z 24 oz.
 
826766140084
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 1/48Z 48 oz.
 
826766140145
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
FRUIT SNACK TRAY 1/40Z 40 oz.
 
826766140152
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
FRUIT MEDLEY 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
826766140176
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
FRUIT MEDLEY 1/24Z 24 oz.
 
826766140244
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
FRUIT MEDLEY 1/48Z 48 oz.
 
826766140305
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
FRUIT TRAY SM W/DIP 1/26.75Z 26.75 oz.
 
826766145386
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
FRUIT TRAY LRG W/DIP 1/63Z 63 oz.
 
826766145393
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
WATERMELON SPEAR 1/4LB 64 oz.
 
826766181704
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
FRU TRAY LG W/WATMLN 1/64.75Z 64.75 oz.
 
826766185498
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
SALAD FIESTA FRUIT 1/18Z 18 oz.
 
826766185641
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Kroger
 
CANTALOUPE CHUNK 1/5LB 80 oz.
 
826766896578
 
Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
FRUIT MIX 6/5Z 5 oz.
 
884853630610
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 1/80Z 80 oz.
 
884853631266
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
WATERMELON SPEAR 4/28Z 28 oz.
 
884853630672
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
CANTALOUPE SPEARS 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
884853630856
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
FRUIT BURST 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
884853630887
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
MELON MIX 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
884853630894
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
FRUIT MIX 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
884853630900
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
HONEYDEW CHUNKS 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
884853630924
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
884853630931
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
WATERMELON CHUNKS 6/9.5Z 9.5 oz.
 
884853630948
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
FRUIT BURST 4/20Z 20 oz.
 
884853630955
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
FRUIT MIX 3/48Z 48 oz.
 
884853630962
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
MELON MIX 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
884853630986
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
FRUIT MIX 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
884853630993
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
FRUIT TRAY 3/32Z 32 oz.
 
884853631006
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
FRUIT PARTY PLATTER 3/64Z 64 oz.
 
884853631013
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
WATERMELON SPEAR 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
884853631068
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
SpartanNash Distribution
 
HONEYDEW CHUNKS 1/80Z 80 oz.
 
884853631273
 
Open Acres
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Sprouts
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 6/18Z 18 oz.
 
646670522406
 
Sprouts Farmers Market
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Sprouts
 
MELON MIX CHUNK 6/20Z 20 oz.
 
646670522437
 
Sprouts Farmers Market
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Sprouts
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 6/9.5Z 9.5 oz.
 
646670522444
 
Sprouts Farmers Market
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Sprouts
 
FRUIT BURST 6/10Z 10 oz.
 
646670522482
 
Sprouts Farmers Market
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Sprouts
 
FRUIT PARTY PLATTER 3/64Z 64 oz.
 
646670522499
 
Sprouts Farmers Market
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Sprouts
 
WATERMELON SPEAR 6/16Z 16 oz.
 
826766893850
 
Sprouts Farmers Market
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Trader Joes
 
CANTALOUPE SLICE Trader Joe's 12/16Z 16 oz.
 
00952668
 
Trader Joe's
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
MELON MIX 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
49022519114
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 1/5Z 5 oz.
 
49022519138
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
CANTALOUPE SNACK CUP WAG 1/5Z 5 oz.
 
49022519169
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
SEASONAL FRUIT SALAD 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
49022519183
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
TROPICAL MEDLEY 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
49022536999
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
MANGO PINE LOPE SPEAR WAG 1/5Z
 
5 oz.
 
49022537019
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
FRUIT BURST 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
49022558625
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
WATERMELON SPEAR 1/16Z 16 oz.
 
49022588219
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
CANTALOUPE SPEAR WAG 1/16Z 16 oz.
 
49022588240
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
FRUIT SALAD SEASONAL WAG 1/32Z
 
32 oz.
 
49022637764
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
FRUIT TRAY 1/22Z 22 oz.
 
49022683129
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 1/9.5Z 9.5 oz.
 
49022804586
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
FRUIT SPEAR ASSORTED 1 /16Z 16 oz.
 
49022813823
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
CANTALOUPE CHUNK 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
49022822436
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
FRUIT MIX 1/10Z 10 oz.
 
49022822443
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walgreens
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 1/18Z 18 oz.
 
49022923331
 
Delish
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
CANTALOUPE SPEAR 4/10Z 10 oz.
 
681131180146
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
CANTALOUPE SPEAR 4/16Z 16 oz.
 
681131180153
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
FRUIT TRAY 2/48Z 48 oz.
 
681131180207
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
FRUIT BOWL 2/40Z 40 oz.
 
681131180238
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
SEASONAL BLEND 4/10Z 10 oz.
 
681131180481
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
SEASONAL BLEND 4/16Z 16 oz.
 
681131180498
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
SEASONAL BLEND 2/32Z 32 oz.
 
681131180504
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
WATERMELON CHUNK 2/42Z 40 oz.
 
681131180658
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
WATERMELON SPEAR 4/16Z 16 oz.
 
681131180665
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
WATERMELON SPEAR 4/10Z 10 oz.
 
681131180672
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
WATERMELON SPEAR 2/32Z 32 oz.
 
681131180689
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
SEASONAL TRIO 2/32Z 32 oz.
 
681131180696
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
WATERMELON QUARTERS 4/44Z 47 oz.
 
681131221719
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
MELON BERRY MIX 4/10Z 13 oz.
 
826766254248
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Walmart
 
SALAD SEASONAL FRUIT 4/10Z 13 oz.
 
826766254262
 
Freshness Guaranteed
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Whole Foods/Amazon
 
MELON COMBO
 
20 oz.
 
82676681120
 
Whole Foods Market Label
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Whole Foods/Amazon
 
FRUIT TRAY SMALL
 
36 oz.
 
826766811274
 
Whole Foods Market Label
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Whole Foods/Amazon
 
FRUIT SALAD SEASONAL
 
20 oz.
 
826766810987
 
Whole Foods Market Label
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Whole Foods/Amazon
 
CANTALOUPE CHUNKS
 
10 oz.
 
826766811199
 
Whole Foods Market Label
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Whole Foods/Amazon
 
WATERMELON CHUNKS
 
9.5 oz.
 
826766810956
 
Whole Foods Market Label
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 
Whole Foods/Amazon
 
Watermelon Spears,  
16 oz.
 
826766810970
 
Whole Foods Market Label
 
4/27/18 -06/16/18
 

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Children are the most likely to get salmonellosis. The rate of diagnosed infections in children less than five years old is higher than the rate in all other people. Children younger than five, the elderly, and those people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe infections. It is estimated that approximately 400 persons in the United States die each year with acute salmonellosis. .  

What Do Restaurants and Retailers Need To Do?

Retailers should not sell and should discard all recalled products listed above that were supplied by Caito Foods, LLC. The products were packaged in clear, plastic, clamshell containers and distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. . Retailers, restaurants, and other food service operators should always practice safe food handling and preparation measures. It is recommended that they wash hands, utensils, and surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after handling food.

  • Wash and sanitize display cases and refrigerators regularly.
  • Wash and sanitize cutting boards, surfaces, and utensils used to prepare, serve, or store food.
  • Wash hands with hot water and soap following the cleaning and sanitation process.
  • Regular frequent cleaning and sanitizing of food contact surfaces and utensils used in food preparation may help to minimize the likelihood of cross-contamination.  

What Do Consumers Need To Do?

Consumers should not eat any pre-cut melon or fruit salad mixes containing pre-cut melons that were recalled. The FDA is advising consumers to view the list of retailers and recalled products. If already purchased, consumers are advised to throw away the recalled pre-cut melons or return to the place of purchase for a refund. The FDA continues to collect information to determine any additional sources. The FDA will update this posting as soon as more information becomes available.

Consumers should always practice safe food handling and preparation measures. It is recommended that they wash hands, utensils, and surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after handling food.

Who Should be Contacted?

People who think they might have symptoms of a Salmonella infection should consult their health care provider.

The FDA encourages consumers with questions about food safety to Submit An Inquiry, or to visit www.fda.gov/fcic for additional information.

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