July 17, 2024

Caito Foods Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Linked to Salmonella Carrau Outbreak

Caito Foods in Indianapolis is recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, and fresh cut cantaloupe and fresh cut mixed fruit containing one or more of these melons, since the products are linked to a Salmonella Carrau outbreak. At least 93 people in 9 states are sick in this outbreak. Caito Foods has temporarily suspended producing and distributing these products while the government and the company investigate the issue.

Caito Foods Precut Melon Salmonella Outbreak Recall

The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers. They were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The states where ill persons live are Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the product description, distributor, UPC number, pack weight, states affected, and best by dates at the FDA web site. Some of the products include cantaloupe spears, honeydew spears, melon mix, fruit mix, honeydew chunks, cantaloupe chunks, watermelon chunks, fruit snack tray, fruit bowl, and seasonal fruit salad, among others.

Some product was distributed until the Caito Foods brand name, and others under the SpartanNash name. These products were also sold at Gordon Food Service, Kroger, Target, and Walmart. The brand names of the recalled products include Renaissance Food Group, Boar’s Head Private Label, Open Acres, Garden Highway, Trader Joes, Freshness Guaranteed, and Amazon/Whole Foods.

The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include a fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that may be bloody. If you ate any of these recalled products and are sick with these symptoms, see your doctor.

Caito Foods was the distributed of precut melons that were linked to another multistate outbreak in 2018. At least 77 people were sick in that Salmonella Adelaide outbreak.

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