Customers seeking additional information about the outbreak may contact Caito Foods by calling 844-467-7278 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.to 10 p.m. CT and Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. CT.
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.
Caito Foods has temporarily suspended producing and distributing these products as the company and the FDA continue their investigations. They include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, according to the CDC.
Pre-cut melon sold at Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, Walmart, Trader Joe's and other stores is now being voluntarily recalled due to the possibility of salmonella contamination.
Most people recover without treatment.
People younger than 5 and older than 65 and people with weakened immune systems are most susceptible to the illness. The company has been advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it has linked 93 illnesses to the strain of Salmonella under investigation.
A USA food supplier has announced a voluntary recall of several products over concerns of salmonella contamination. Depending on where it was sold, the products were sold under various brands.
'Because it is possible that products could still be on store shelves, this recall extends to both retailers and consumers, ' the FDA posted.
The FDA says if you bought the product from one of those stores and it has a best used date of April 19th or earlier, you should throw it out.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, five cases have been reported in northeastern and eastern Illinois. They advise stores to pull the products from shelves.