- If you recently bought some pre-cut melons, you'll want to throw them out depending where they were bought.
The Center for Disease Control is recalling the pre-cut melons, including those found in fruit salads, distributed to multiple states because of a potential salmonella bacteria contamination.
The salmonella cases in IN and MI were traced to melon purchased at Kroger, Jay C and Payless grocers.
The individuals who became ill said they ate pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon or a fruit salad mix that contained melon. If you are unsure of where you bought the pre-cut melon, the CDC says that it should be thrown away.
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Retailers should not sell or serve recalled pre-cut melon products distributed by Caito Foods Distribution, Gordon Food Service, and SpartanNash Distribution. Other grocery stores could be added to the list. They include cramps, fever and diarrhea and while most healthy people can recover without seeking medical care, babies, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems may suffer from a more severe form of illness, the release said.
As we reported Friday, the outbreak has affected some 60 people in five states, including 32 in MI and 11 in Indiana.
Those products have now been linked by officials to a rash of salmonella infections around the county.
The agency is conducting an investigation, and preliminary evidence indicated that pre-cut melon supplied by Caito Foods, LLC of Indianapolis, Indiana is a likely source of the multistate outbreak.
Whole melons are still safe to eat, according to the CDC.