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Pre-cut melon sold at Whole Foods, Kroger and other stores in 9 states recalled; 93 people sick in salmonella outbreak

Posted: 7:32 AM, Apr 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-13 17:18:01Z
Pre-cut melon sold at Whole Foods, Kroger and other stores in 9 states recalled; 93 people sick in salmonella outbreak

Caito Foods LLC is voluntarily recalling pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fruit medley products containing one of these melons due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday .

A total of 93 cases have been reported in the outbreak, from nine states: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Twenty-three people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.

"Caito Foods has temporarily suspended producing and distributing these products as the company and FDA continue their investigations," the FDA noted in its announcement.

The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and sold under various brands depending on where it was sold. Retailers include Amazon/Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, Walmart and Trader Joe's. A full list of the recalled products is available on the FDA website .

"Because it is possible that products could still be on store shelves, this recall extends to both retailers and consumers," the FDA announcement read. "Consumers should not consume the product and should promptly dispose of any remaining product."

The investigation is ongoing. Caito Foods did not immediately reply to calls requesting a statement.

Salmonella is to blame for 1 million cases of foodborne illness in the United States every year, according to the CDC .

Symptoms usually begin 12 to 72 hours after consuming the bacteria and can last four to seven days. They include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, according to the CDC. Most people recover on their own. Patients who experience severe diarrhea may require hospitalization. If severely ill patients are not treated, the illness can be deadly.

You can see the full list of recalled products below:

CustomerDescriptionUPCPack WeightLabel Description/BrandPlant Identifier CodeStates AffectedBest By/Use By:
Caito Foods DistributionCANTALOUPE SPEARS8185130129416 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionHONEYDEW SPEARS8185130130016 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionMELON MIX8185130133110 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX8185130134810 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionHONEYDEW CHUNKS8185130136210 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionCANTALOUPE CHUNKS8185130137910 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON CHUNKS818513013869.5 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT BURST8185130140920 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX8185130141648 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX8185130144716 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT SNACK TRAY8185130145432 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT PARTY PLATTER8185130146164 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionMELON MIX SPEARS8185130147816 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT BOWL8185130148564 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON SPEAR8185130159116 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionCANTALOUPE CHUNKS8185130161480 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionHONEYDEW CHUNKS8185130162180 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX8185130207980 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON CHUNKS8185130214780 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT BURST8185130221510 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionCANTALOUPE CHUNKS818512174416 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX CHUNK818512223086 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON CHUNK818512223606 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT SALAD SEASONAL8185122341110 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT SALAD SEASONAL8185122344220 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT SALAD SEASONAL8185122346632 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT SPEAR ASSORTED8185127266216 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionCANTALOUPE CHUNK818512727166 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionCANTALOUPE CHUNK8185127272310 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT BURST8185127277810 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX8185127278510 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionMELON MIX8185127281510 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionMIXED FRUIT CHUNK818512728226 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionSEASONAL FRUIT SALAD8185127291410 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionSEASONAL FRUIT SALAD8185127292132 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON SPEAR8185127301016 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON CHUNK8185127304118 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON CHUNK818512730586 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON CHUNK818512730659.5 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON TRAY8185130223980 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/19/2019 and any date prior
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON CHUNK82676626031718 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC4/18/2019 and any date prior
Gordon Food ServiceWATERMELON CHUNKS8267660098005 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH4/18/2019 and any date prior
Gordon Food ServiceCANTALOUPE CHUNKS8267660098175 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH4/18/2019 and any date prior
Gordon Food ServiceFRUIT MIX8267662576764.5 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH4/18/2019 and any date prior
Gordon Food ServiceWATERMELON CHUNK82676626004110 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH4/18/2019 and any date prior
Gordon Food ServiceMELON MIX8267660098865 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito FoodsSN01IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH4/18/2019 and any date prior
KrogerMELON MIX82676613980410 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerFRUIT TRAY SM82676614538626.75 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerHONEYDEW CHUNK4902255863210 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerWATERMELON SPEAR82676613962016 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerWATERMELON CHUNK82676613985910 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerCANTALOUPE CHUNK82676689657880 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerCANTALOUPE CHUNK82676614000810 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerCANTALOUPE CHUNK82676614006024 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerMELON MIX82676614007724 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerWATERMELON CHUNK82676614008424 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerWATERMELON CHUNK82676614014548 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerFRUIT SNACK TRAY82676614015240 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerFRUIT MEDLEY82676614017610 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerFRUIT MEDLEY82676614024424 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerFRUIT MEDLEY82676614030548 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerWATERMELON CHUNK82676689601180 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/18/2019 and any date prior
KrogerWATERMELON SPEAR82676618170464 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerMIXED SPEARS82676613960616 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerMELON SPEAR TRIO82676613959016 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerFRU TRAY LG82676618549864.75 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerHONEYDEW CHUNK82676689894780 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/14/2019 and any date prior
KrogerFRUIT SALAD SEASONAL82676689898580 oz.Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food GroupGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/18/2019 and any date prior
KrogerSNACKER ITALIAN SALAMI8267669512464.75 oz.Boar's Head Private LabelGHMWIL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV4/13/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionCANTALOUPE SPEAR88485363085616 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT BURST88485363088710 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionMELON MIX88485363089410 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT MIX88485363090010 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionHONEYDEW CHUNK88485363092410 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionCANTALOUPE CHUNK88485363093110 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionWATERMELON CHUNK8848536309489.5 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT BURST88485363095520 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT MIX88485363096248 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionMELON MIX88485363098616 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT MIX88485363099316 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT TRAY88485363100632 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT PARTY PLATTER88485363101364 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionWATERMELON SPEAR88485363106816 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionWATERMELON SPEAR88485363067228 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT BOWL88485363123564 oz.Open AcresSN01MI, IN, IL4/18/2019 and any date prior
TargetFRUIT BURST82676695179650 oz.Garden Highway LabelGHMWIL4/18/2019 and any date prior
TargetWATERMELON CHUNK8267669510319.5 oz.Garden Highway LabelGHMWIL4/19/2019 and any date prior
TargetFRUIT SNACK TRAY82676695178932 oz.Garden Highway LabelGHMWIL4/19/2019 and any date prior
TargetCANTALOUPE CHUNK82676695104810 oz.Garden Highway LabelGHMWIL4/19/2019 and any date prior
TargetMELON MIX82676695089820 oz.Garden Highway LabelGHMWIL4/19/2019 and any date prior
TargetFRUIT BURST82676695107910 oz.Garden Highway LabelGHMWIL4/18/2019 and any date prior
TargetCANTALOUPE SPEAR82676695110916 oz.Garden Highway LabelGHMWIL4/19/2019 and any date prior
TargetWATERMELON SPEAR82676695109316 oz.Garden Highway LabelGHMWIL4/19/2019 and any date prior
TargetCANTALOUPE CHUNK82676695175820 oz.Garden Highway LabelGHMWIL4/19/2019 and any date prior
Trader JoesCANTALOUPE SLICE9526616 oz.Trader JoesP-003IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, WI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartCANTALOUPE SPEAR68113118014610 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartSEASONAL TRIO68113118069632 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartWATERMELON SPEAR68113118068932 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartSEASONAL BLEND68113118048110 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartSEASONAL BLEND68113118049816 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartWATERMELON SPEAR68113118067210 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartWATERMELON SPEAR68113118066516 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartFRUIT BOWL68113118023840 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartCANTALOUPE SPEAR68113118015316 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartWATERMELON CHUNK68113118065840 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartSEASONAL BLEND68113118050432 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
WalmartFRUIT TRAY68113118020748 oz.Freshness GuaranteedGHMWIA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI4/19/2019 and any date prior
Amazon/Whole FoodsWATERMELON CHUNKS8267668109569.5 oz.Whole Foods Market LabelGHMWIL, WI4/18/2019 and any date prior
Amazon/Whole FoodsCANTALOUPE CHUNKS82676681104510 oz.Whole Foods Market LabelGHMWIL, WI4/18/2019 and any date prior
Amazon/Whole FoodsWATERMELON SPEARS82676681097016 oz.Whole Foods Market LabelGHMWIL, WI4/18/2019 and any date prior
Amazon/Whole FoodsMELON COMBO82676681120520 oz.Whole Foods Market LabelGHMWIL, WI4/18/2019 and any date prior
Amazon/Whole FoodsFRUIT TRAY SMALL82676681127436 oz.Whole Foods Market Label