Caito Foods, Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Product due to Salmonella

The FDA announced that Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut cantaloupe and fresh cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised the company that it has linked 93 illnesses to the strain of Salmonella under investigation. Caito Foods has temporarily suspended producing and distributing these products. The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The potential that these products are contaminated with Salmonella was discovered through information gathered by state departments of public health. A recall due to Salmonella also happened last year. On July 24, 2018, 77 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Adelaide were reported from nine states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from April 30, 2018, to July 2, 2018. Out of 70 people with information available, 36 (51%) were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. @ https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm635948.htm" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm635948.htm
Caito Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Product Because of Possible Health Risk

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut cantaloupe and fresh cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Carrau, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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