Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have been added to the list of states that have received pre-cut melons potentially contaminated with salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its list of states as well as the list of stores that may have received the contaminated melons. Those stores now include Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon.
To date, 60 people have become ill after eating the pre-cut melons in 5 states: Illinois (6), Indiana (11), Michigan (32), Missouri (10), and Ohio (1). Of those who have suffered from food poisoning related to the salmonella, 31 have been hospitalized. The illnesses occurred between April 30 and May 28, 2018 and have led to numerous melon salmonella lawsuits.
The FDA is advising all consumers who have purchased any of the potentially contaminated melons to not eat them but to dispose of them properly. They may not necessarily smell or taste bad but could cause serious illness if consumed.
Recalled products include fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing any of these melons produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. These products were distributed to stores in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Salmonellosis, the infection caused by salmonella bacteria, often results in acute gastroenteritis, an illness that usually results in diarrhea and/or vomiting due to severe inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by the bacteria.
If you have consumed or purchased any of these potentially contaminated pre-cut melon products, please contact the Melon Salmonella Lawsuit lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.