CDC says Salmonella in cut melons sickens 60 people


So far, 60 people have been sickened by the outbreak - 32 were in MI - and at least 31 people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

Pre-Cut Melon Salmonella Outbreak The CDC has reported that pre-cut melons are likely the source of a salmonella outbreak that has affected at least 60 people in 5 states.

The melon was also sold in Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina.

The suspected cut melon products were sold in stores including Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Walgreens and Whole Foods in eight states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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The CDC urges consumers not to eat recalled products, to check the fridge and freezer for the recalled melons and to throw them away or return them to the store for a refund. No deaths have been reported and 31 people have been hospitalized.

Salmonella is an bacteria that can potentially cause severe illness, including vomiting, fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection. While the illness can be serious, many people recover without the help of a doctor after four days to a week of being sick.

Last month, a salmonella outbreak in the USA caused the infection tens of people. Most people bought pre-cut melon at Walmart or Kroger stores in the Midwest.

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development supervisors say 32 people in Michigan have become ill because of the outbreak.

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The melon may be tainted with a risky strain of salmonella bacteria.

Mixed Fruit Products that include fresh cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew melon are among those recalled by Caito Foods. It does not apply to whole melons.

Although the recall affects 10 states, so far, illnesses have been reported in only five.

Those products have now been linked by officials to a rash of salmonella infections around the county.

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