Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melon Includes Missouri

by: Scott McCaulley

The Center for Disease Control announces that they along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and several state Health Agencies are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide in five states including Missouri.

The CDC Release late last week said that 60 people had been infected and 31 have been hospitalized due to eating Pre-Cut Melon that was likely supplied by Caito Foods, LLC of Indianapolis. Stores that have stocked this item sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers include Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon. The product has been recalled from all of those stores.

So far 10 of the 60 reported cases of Salmonella Adelaide has been in Missouri with the other states reporting cases being Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The product recall also affects stores in Georgia, Kentucky, and North Carolina though no illnesses have been reported so far in those states.

People who have bought this brand of pre-cut melons are encouraged to throw them out or take them back to the store of purchase for a refund.

The link to the CDC information on this outbreak is below: