Pre-cut melon salmonella count increases – Have questions about a Melon Salmonella Lawsuit?

The number of consumers who have become ill after eating pre-cut melons has increased to 70. The pre-cut melons, including fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing any of these melons, have been recalled because of Salmonella Adelaide contamination. Caito Foods, LLC, had distributed the melon products to stores in 22 states across the US.

There are now 70 people ill from food poisoning directly related to salmonella in the pre-cut melons, in 7 states: Illinois (7), Indiana (11), Kentucky (1), Michigan (38), Missouri (10), Ohio (2), and Tennessee (1). A total of 34 hospitalizations have been reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fruit salad mixes that include the salmonella contaminated pre-cut melons are a likely source of this outbreak.

The potentially contaminated pre-cut melon products were distributed to Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers under several different brands.

Salmonella Adelaide is a strain of salmonella that can cause serious illness. The illnesses associated with pre-cut melons distributed by Caito Foods occurred from April 30, 2018, to June 3, 2018. The CDC expects that the number of states impacted will continue to increase as additional illnesses are reported.

If you are a victim of pre-cut melon salmonella contamination and want to learn more about filing a Melon Salmonella lawsuit, contact the experienced food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.