Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. Symptoms usually begin within 12 to 96 hours after exposure, but they can begin up to 2 weeks after exposure. Infections usually clear in five to seven days, but about 28 percent of laboratory-confirmed cases require hospitalization. More serious invasive infections occasionally occur. Many Salmonella infections in otherwise healthy people do not require medical treatment. For those who seek health care, most do not require antibiotics. However, antibiotic treatment may be warranted in some cases. If you’ve consumed these products, become ill and are concerned about your health, consult your health care provider.

The 2019 Salmonella Carrau Outbreak

The CDC reported this evening, a multistate investigation which began on April 2, 2019, when PulseNet identified the outbreak. As of April 12, 2019, 93 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau have been reported from nine states – Alabama 1, Illinois 5, Indiana 18, Kentucky 16, Michigan 19, Minnesota 3, Missouri 3, Ohio 27, Wisconsin 1.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from March 4, 2019, to March 31, 2019. Ill people range in age from less than one to 98 years, with a median age of 53. Fifty-seven percent are female. Of 53 people with information available, 23 (43%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that pre-cut melon supplied by Caito Foods LLC of Indianapolis, Indiana is the likely source of this multistate outbreak.

In interviews, ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. Thirty (77%) of 39 people interviewed reported eating pre-cut melons purchased from grocery stores, including pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, or a fruit salad mix or fruit tray with melon. Four additional people reported eating pre-cut melon outside the home.

Information collected from stores where ill people shopped indicates that Caito Foods LLC supplied pre-cut melon to these stores. On April 12, 2019, Caito Foods, Inc. recalledExternal pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and pre-cut fruit medley products containing one of these melons produced at the Caito Foods LLC facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The products listed below are included in this recall:

Customer Description UPC Pack Weight Label Description/Brand Plant Identifier Code States Affected Best By/Use By:
Caito Foods Distribution CANTALOUPE SPEARS 81851301294 16 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution HONEYDEW SPEARS 81851301300 16 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution MELON MIX 81851301331 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX 81851301348 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution HONEYDEW CHUNKS 81851301362 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 81851301379 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON CHUNKS 81851301386 9.5 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT BURST 81851301409 20 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX 81851301416 48 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX 81851301447 16 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT SNACK TRAY 81851301454 32 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT PARTY PLATTER 81851301461 64 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution MELON MIX SPEARS 81851301478 16 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT BOWL 81851301485 64 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON SPEAR 81851301591 16 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 81851301614 80 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution HONEYDEW CHUNKS 81851301621 80 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX 81851302079 80 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON CHUNKS 81851302147 80 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT BURST 81851302215 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 81851217441 6 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX CHUNK 81851222308 6 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON CHUNK 81851222360 6 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT SALAD SEASONAL 81851223411 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT SALAD SEASONAL 81851223442 20 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT SALAD SEASONAL 81851223466 32 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT SPEAR ASSORTED 81851272662 16 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution CANTALOUPE CHUNK 81851272716 6 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution CANTALOUPE CHUNK 81851272723 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT BURST 81851272778 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution FRUIT MIX 81851272785 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution MELON MIX 81851272815 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution MIXED FRUIT CHUNK 81851272822 6 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution SEASONAL FRUIT SALAD 81851272914 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution SEASONAL FRUIT SALAD 81851272921 32 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON SPEAR 81851273010 16 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON CHUNK 81851273041 18 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON CHUNK 81851273058 6 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON CHUNK 81851273065 9.5 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON TRAY 81851302239 80 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods Distribution WATERMELON CHUNK 826766260317 18 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Gordon Food Service WATERMELON CHUNKS 826766009800 5 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Gordon Food Service CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 826766009817 5 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Gordon Food Service FRUIT MIX 826766257676  4.5 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Gordon Food Service WATERMELON CHUNK 826766260041 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Gordon Food Service MELON MIX 826766009886 5 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods SN01 IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Kroger MELON MIX 826766139804 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger FRUIT TRAY SM 826766145386 26.75 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger HONEYDEW CHUNK 49022558632 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger WATERMELON SPEAR 826766139620 16 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger WATERMELON CHUNK 826766139859 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger CANTALOUPE CHUNK 826766896578 80 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger CANTALOUPE CHUNK 826766140008 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger CANTALOUPE CHUNK 826766140060 24 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger MELON MIX 826766140077 24 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger WATERMELON CHUNK 826766140084 24 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger WATERMELON CHUNK 826766140145 48 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger FRUIT SNACK TRAY 826766140152 40 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger FRUIT MEDLEY 826766140176 10 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger FRUIT MEDLEY 826766140244 24 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger FRUIT MEDLEY 826766140305 48 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger WATERMELON CHUNK 826766896011 80 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Kroger WATERMELON SPEAR 826766181704 64 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger MIXED SPEARS 826766139606 16 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger MELON SPEAR TRIO 826766139590 16 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger FRU TRAY LG 826766185498 64.75 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger HONEYDEW CHUNK 826766898947 80 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/14/2019 and any date prior
Kroger FRUIT SALAD SEASONAL 826766898985 80 oz. Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Kroger SNACKER ITALIAN SALAMI 826766951246 4.75 oz. Boar’s Head Private Label GHMW IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV 4/13/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution CANTALOUPE SPEAR 884853630856 16 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution FRUIT BURST 884853630887 10 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution MELON MIX 884853630894 10 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution FRUIT MIX 884853630900 10 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution HONEYDEW CHUNK 884853630924 10 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution CANTALOUPE CHUNK 884853630931 10 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution WATERMELON CHUNK 884853630948 9.5 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution FRUIT BURST 884853630955 20 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution FRUIT MIX 884853630962 48 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution MELON MIX 884853630986 16 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution FRUIT MIX 884853630993 16 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution FRUIT TRAY 884853631006 32 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution FRUIT PARTY PLATTER 884853631013 64 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution WATERMELON SPEAR 884853631068 16 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution WATERMELON SPEAR 884853630672 28 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash Distribution FRUIT BOWL 884853631235 64 oz. Open Acres SN01 MI, IN, IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Target FRUIT BURST 826766951796 50 oz. Garden Highway Label GHMW IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Target WATERMELON CHUNK 826766951031 9.5 oz. Garden Highway Label GHMW IL 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Target FRUIT SNACK TRAY 826766951789 32 oz. Garden Highway Label GHMW IL 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Target CANTALOUPE CHUNK 826766951048 10 oz. Garden Highway Label GHMW IL 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Target MELON MIX 826766950898 20 oz. Garden Highway Label GHMW IL 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Target FRUIT BURST 826766951079 10 oz. Garden Highway Label GHMW IL 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Target CANTALOUPE SPEAR 826766951109 16 oz. Garden Highway Label GHMW IL 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Target WATERMELON SPEAR 826766951093 16 oz. Garden Highway Label GHMW IL 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Target CANTALOUPE CHUNK 826766951758 20 oz. Garden Highway Label GHMW IL 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Trader Joes CANTALOUPE SLICE 95266 16 oz. Trader Joes P-003 IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, WI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart CANTALOUPE SPEAR 681131180146 10 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart SEASONAL TRIO 681131180696 32 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart WATERMELON SPEAR 681131180689 32 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart SEASONAL BLEND 681131180481 10 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart SEASONAL BLEND 681131180498 16 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart WATERMELON SPEAR 681131180672 10 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart WATERMELON SPEAR 681131180665 16 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart FRUIT BOWL 681131180238 40 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart CANTALOUPE SPEAR 681131180153 16 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart WATERMELON CHUNK 681131180658 40 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart SEASONAL BLEND 681131180504 32 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Walmart FRUIT TRAY 681131180207 48 oz. Freshness Guaranteed GHMW IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI 4/19/2019 and any date prior
Amazon/Whole Foods WATERMELON CHUNKS 826766810956 9.5 oz. Whole Foods Market Label GHMW IL, WI 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Amazon/Whole Foods CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 826766811045 10 oz. Whole Foods Market Label GHMW IL, WI 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Amazon/Whole Foods WATERMELON SPEARS 826766810970 16 oz. Whole Foods Market Label GHMW IL, WI 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Amazon/Whole Foods MELON COMBO 826766811205 20 oz. Whole Foods Market Label GHMW IL, WI 4/18/2019 and any date prior
Amazon/Whole Foods FRUIT TRAY SMALL 826766811274 36 oz. Whole Foods Market Label GHMW IL, WI 4/18/2019 and any date prior

 

The 2018 Salmonella Adelaide Outbreak

As of July 24, 2018, 77 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Adelaide were reported from nine states – Arkansas 1, Florida 1, Illinois 7, Indiana 14, Kentucky 1, Michigan 39, Missouri 11, Ohio 2, Tennessee 1.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from April 30, 2018, to July 2, 2018. Ill people ranged in age from less than 1 year to 97, with a median age of 67. Among ill people, 67% were female. Out of 70 people with information available, 36 (51%) were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicated that pre-cut melon supplied by the Caito Foods, LLC of Indianapolis, Indiana was the likely source of this multistate outbreak.

In interviews, ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. Thirty-six (64%) of 56 people interviewed reported eating pre-cut melon purchased from grocery stores, including cantaloupe, watermelon, or a fruit salad mix with melon. Twelve other people reported eating melon but did not specify whether it was pre-cut.

Information collected from stores where ill people shopped indicated that Caito Foods, LLC supplied pre-cut melon to these stores. On June 8, 2018, Caito Foods, LLC recalled fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing one of these melons that were produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Salmonella:  Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $650 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.  The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

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