Salmonella Outbreak In The US Caused By Pre-Cut Melons, The CDC Said

Salmonella Outbreak In The US Caused By Pre-Cut Melons, The CDC Said

Last month, a salmonella outbreak in the US caused the infection tens of people. Now, the CDC stated that the salmonellosis was caused, in this case, by pre-cut melons, among others, all sold by a food distributor in Indianapolis.

The CDC’s finding resulted in the recall of pre-cut melons, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and mixed fruit packages from the stores from Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio states.

According to the CDC, an investigation is still taking place in order to discover other infected products or affected states.

Michigan is the most affected by the salmonella outbreak, so far

At this moment, the CDC and the FDA confirmed about 60 salmonellosis cases across the United States of which 31 cases needed hospitalization. On the other hand, in Michigan alone, there were 32 salmonellosis cases confirmed by the CDC.

Luckily, the death toll is still null, so far.

According to the CDC and the FDA, Caito Foods, a food distributor based in Indianapolis, delivered salmonella-infected fruits packages such as pre-cut melons, mixed fruits packages, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon.

As the officials reported, Caito Foods recalled all its suspicious products, voluntarily, and also halted the production and delivery of the products that are suspected of being infected with salmonella.

“Because it is possible that products shipped between April 17th and June 7th, 2018, could still be on store shelves, this recall extends to both retailers and consumers,” stated the Caito Foods’ spokesman.

The salmonella-infected products were distributed in stores such as Costco, Walmart, Kroger, Trader Joe’s, and Walgreens.

Salmonellosis is troublesome for elderlies, young children, or people with poor immunity

Healthy people who get salmonellosis can recover without any special treatment after the regular symptoms end, including diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps.

On the other hand, salmonellosis is troublesome and even fatal for elderlies, young children, or people with a poor immune system.

According to the CDC, a salmonella outbreak occurs every year in the US and causes the infection of about 1.2 million people and 450 deaths. Don’t forget to check out how to avoid contracting salmonella.


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