Melons Pre Cut Sold NC Stores Recalled!

Posted in: Madison Park

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the multi-state salmonella outbreak has led to 23 hospitalizations. No deaths have been reported.


The illnesses started on dates ranging between March 4-31. The CDC's investigation began on April 4 and the agency has determined that the pre-cut melons sold by Caito Foods LLC, an Indianapolis-based company, is the likely source of the outbreak.

Caito Foods recalled the pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and pre-cut fruit medley products containing one of these melons on April 12. The CDC said 77 percent of ill people the agency interviewed said they ate pre-cut melons.

The products were reportedly sold at retailers including Target, Walmart, Amazon/Whole Foods, Kroger and Trader Joe's. The fruit was sold under brand names including Garden Highway, Freshness Guaranteed and the Whole Foods Market label.

The products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Illnesses have been reported in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Alabama.

Advertise Here!

Promote Your Business or Product for $10/mo


For just $10/mo you can promote your business or product directly to nearby residents. Buy 12 months and save 50%!