U.S.: Case count rises in Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon
A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide linked to pre-cut melon has now sickened 70 people across seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
So far almost half of the affected people have been hospitalized, and no deaths linked to the outbreak have been recorded.
Since the last CDC update on June 8, ten more people over five states have been added to the investigation, with two more states reporting ill people: Kentucky and Tennessee. The other states are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.
Indiana-based Caito Foods recalled fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing one of these melons. The items were produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis.
The products were sold at retailers including Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the products in question have been distributed to stores 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.