The voluntary recall, issued by Caito Foods on Friday, applies to 16 states and includes fresh cut watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew sold in plastic clamshell packaging at Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Target and Whole Foods. The products were produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
These products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Health officials advised consumers to check packaging to determine if the melon was distributed by Caito Foods. They advised stores to pull the products from shelves.
"If you cannot determine if pre-cut melon you purchased was produced by Caito Foods LLC, don’t eat it and throw it away," the CDC said.