Ten more people are sick in a Salmonella outbreak that has spread to two more states. Pre-cut melons are implicated, according to public health officials who renewed their public warnings yesterday about the fresh fruit products.

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As the FDA added another state to the list of those that received pre-cut melon implicated in a salmonellosis outbreak, the chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus implored federal agencies to find “what deficiencies led to this outbreak.”

First reported by federal officials on June 8, the outbreak has sickened 60 people across five…

After 25 years doing food litigation, I am seldom surprised by the announcement of a foodborne illness outbreak. It was no different last Friday when Indiana announced a multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to cut fruit — mainly melons sold at large retailers in several states. Over the years, people in government or in various parts…

Types of products being recalled
FDA reports fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and freshcut fruit medley products containing any of these melons produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, IN, were reportedly sent to the following states:

  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio

Companies Recalling Products:

  • Caito Food Distribution
  • Costco

UPDATED CONTENT 6:25 p.m. EDT — The CDC is warning the public to not to eat pre-cut cantaloupe and watermelon from certain retailers and to throw it away if they don’t know where it’s from because of a new Salmonella outbreak that has already sickened 60 people.

“There is good information from CDC, FDA, and…

At least 20 people are sick with Salmonella Newport infections linked to pre-cut watermelon and cantaloupe that was sold up to and including today at various grocery stores. State and federal officials are trying to determine what company supplied the fruit and whether any is still on store shelves.

Anyone who bought pre-cut watermelon or…

An outbreak of Salmonella Newport in six countries that has sickened 54 and killed one has been tentatively linked to ready-to-eat sliced watermelon imported from Brazil. The outbreak began in December, 2011.

According to the Daily Mail online, “Seventy per cent of the victims are female and include a six-month-old baby and pensioners. The …

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) warned the public over the weekend not to consume Large Seedless Watermelons sold under the Melon Up brand because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

An importer, Freshpoint Vancouver Ltd., Vancouver, BC,  recalled the affected product from the marketplace on Nov. 27th. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness …