A voluntary recall of certain pre-cut melon has been ordered after 93 people became infected with salmonella in nine states, health officials said.
Indianapolis-based Caito Foods LLC on Friday advised the public to throw away any of its products that contain watermelon, honeydew melon and cantaloupe. The company’s recall notice follows health officials connecting the fruits to a strain of salmonella. The outbreak remains under investigation.
The company issued a similar recall last June after another outbreak sickened 60 people in five states. A company spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.
The latest fruit products recalled were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed by retailers including Trader Joes, Kroger, Target, Walmart and Amazon/Whole Foods
As of Friday night, illnesses linked to the fruit have been reported in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Of those sickened, 23 people have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
See the full list here. Pre-Cut Melon Recall list