The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued an announcement encouraging people in eight states to check their fridge for pre-cut melon that has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak.
The FDA and CDC are looking into a Salmonella outbreak linked to 60 illnesses and at least 31 hospitalizations through five states. The investigation points to Caito Foods' Indianapolis facility as the likely source of the outbreak. In response, Caito Foods has issued a voluntary recall on fresh-cut packages of "watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons."
The products that are part of the recall were distributed to stores in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio. 32 of the 60 reported cases of illness were in Michigan, reports the Huffington Post.