11 Hoosiers sickened by salmonella outbreak from cut melons now being recalled

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A multi-state outbreak of salmonella found in cut melons has sickened 60 people in five states, and 11 of them are Hoosiers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have linked the outbreak to Caito Foods of Indianapolis. Fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit produced at the facility are being recalled.

The products are sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers and are sold in Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Walgreens, Whole Foods and other stores in Indiana, Michigan, and other states.

If you purchased any cut melons, cantaloupes, watermelons, or mixed fruit containing cut melons, you’re advised to throw them out.

Whole melons are not a part of the recall, but you should always wash whole melons before cutting.

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