UPDATE: The CDC posted its update on this outbreak after we posted this story. See updates throughout.

Another 20 people have been confirmed with Salmonella infections in a 10-state outbreak associated with pre-cut melon from Caito Foods, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

In its first update since April
Continue Reading UPDATE: FDA gives all clear for melon currently on the market; CDC declares Salmonella outbreak over

On June 8, 2018, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised the public of an outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide that eventually sickened 77 people in nine states.

Most of the outbreak victims reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon or a fruit salad mix with melon purchased from grocery stores.
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Criminal prosecutions in food cases have been quiet for the last few years.

Outbreak 2: The recent multistate investigation began on April 2, 2019, when CDC’s PulseNet identified the Salmonella Carrau outbreak. As of April 24, 2019, 117 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau have been
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The Food and Drug Administration found multiple sanitation issues during a 2016 inspection of the Caito Foods fresh produce facility that prepared pre-cut melon products currently implicated in a Salmonella outbreak.

According to the Indianapolis company’s website, Caito specializes in fresh produce distribution and fresh food processing, selling to to
Continue Reading Caito Foods sanitation problems extend back to at least 2016

An outbreak of Salmonella linked to pre-cut fresh melon continues to grow, with 117 people across 10 states confirmed with infections. More than a third of the patients have required hospitalization.

Public health officials are urging consumers to not eat the pre-cut fresh melon products listed in the chart below
Continue Reading More sick in outbreak linked to fresh melon sold by Walmart, Kroger, others

Editor’s note: Today Food Safety News takes a look back at the most significant outbreaks in the United States in 2018. As in the past, our year-end coverage is not merely a list of individual stories by individual writers. Generally, significant events are the other way around. Multiple stories by
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Two food-producers using corn as an ingredient recalled ready-to-eat salad products Friday over possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  Houston-based GHSW, LLC and Caito Foods, LLC  in  Indianapolis were among a growing list of companies recalling food out of fear of the dual contaminants.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

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