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Caito Foods LLC (Caito) is recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The cut fruit was produced at the company’s facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cut melons supplied by Caito are the likely source of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau infections that caused 93 illnesses in 9 states.

Twenty-three people have been hospitalized so far in the outbreak that began on March 4, 2019. The most recent reported illness was dated March 31, 2019. No deaths have been reported.

Confirmed cases of Salmonella Carrau associated with this outbreak have been reported in Alabama (1), Illinois (5), Indiana (18), Kentucky (16), Michigan (19), Minnesota (3), Missouri (3), Ohio (27), and Wisconsin (1).

Caito cut melon products were linked to the outbreak through epidemiological and traceback evidence.

The company has suspended production and distribution and is cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation.

According to CDC, most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.  Children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

This is the second time in less than a year that cut melons produced by Caito were associated with a Salmonella outbreak. 

An outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide that sickened 77 people in 9 states between April 30, 2018 and July 2, 2018 was linked to cut melon products from Caito’s Indianapolis facility. Thirty-six people were hospitalized. 

The following recalled products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers, and were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Caito Foods Distribution (Plant identifier code SN01); States affected: IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA, NC; Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods; Best by/Use by 4/18/2019 and any date prior

CANTALOUPE SPEARS, 16 oz. UPC 81851301294

HONEYDEW SPEARS, 16 oz. UPC 81851301300

MELON MIX, 10 oz. UPC 81851301331

FRUIT MIX, 10 oz. UPC 81851301348

HONEYDEW CHUNKS, 10 oz. UPC 81851301362

CANTALOUPE CHUNKS, 10 oz. UPC 81851301379

WATERMELON CHUNKS, 9.5 oz. UPC 81851301386

FRUIT BURST, 20 oz. UPC 81851301409

FRUIT MIX, 48 oz. UPC 81851301416

FRUIT MIX, 16 oz. UPC 81851301447

FRUIT SNACK TRAY, 32 oz. UPC 81851301454

FRUIT PARTY PLATTER, 64 oz. UPC 81851301461

MELON MIX SPEARS, 16 oz. UPC 81851301478

FRUIT BOWL, 64 oz. UPC 81851301485

WATERMELON SPEAR, 16 oz. UPC 81851301591

CANTALOUPE CHUNKS, 80 oz. UPC 81851301614

HONEYDEW CHUNKS, 80 oz. UPC 81851301621

FRUIT MIX, 80 oz. UPC 81851302079

WATERMELON CHUNKS, 80 oz. UPC 81851302147

FRUIT BURST, 10 oz. UPC 81851302215

CANTALOUPE CHUNKS, 6 oz. UPC 81851217441

FRUIT MIX CHUNK, 6 oz. UPC 81851222308

WATERMELON CHUNK, 6 oz. UPC 81851222360

FRUIT SALAD SEASONAL, 10 oz. UPC 81851223411

FRUIT SALAD SEASONAL, 20 oz. UPC 81851223442

FRUIT SALAD SEASONAL, 32 oz. UPC 81851223466

FRUIT SPEAR SEASONAL, 16 oz. UPC 81851272662

CANTALOUPE CHUNK, 6 oz. UPC 81851272716

CANTALOUPE CHUNK, 10 oz. UPC 81851272723

FRUIT BURST, 10 oz. UPC 81851272778

FRUIT MIX, 10 oz. UPC 81851272785

MELON MIX, 10 oz. UPC 81851272815

MIXED FRUIT CHUNK, 6 oz. UPC 81851272822

SEASONAL FRUIT SALAD, 10 oz. UPC 81851272914

SEASONAL FRUIT SALAD, 32 oz. UPC 81851272921

WATERMELON SPEAR, 16 oz. UPC 81851273010

WATERMELON CHUNK, 18 oz. UPC 81851273041

WATERMELON CHUNK, 6 oz. UPC 81851273058

WATERMELON CHUNK, 9.5 oz. UPC 81851273065

WATERMELON TRAY, 80 oz. UPC 81851302239

WATERMELON CHUNK, 18 oz. UPC 826766260317

Gordon Food Service (Plant identifier code SN01); States affected IN, MI, PA, WI, KY, OH; Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods; Best by/Use by 4/18/2019 and any date prior

WATERMELON CHUNKS, 5 oz. UPC 826766009800

CANTALOUPE CHUNKS, 5 oz. UPC 826766009817

FRUIT MIX, 4.5 oz. UPC 826766257676

WATERMELON CHUNK, 10 oz. UPC 826766260041

MELON MIX, 5 oz. UPC 826766009886

Kroger (Plant identifier code GHMW); States affected: IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV; Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group; Best by/Use by 4/14/2019 and any date prior

MELON MIX, 10 oz. UPC 826766139804

FRUIT TRAY SM, 26.75 oz. UPC 826766145386

HONEYDEW CHUNK, 10 oz. UPC 49022558632

WATERMELON SPEAR, 16 oz. UPC 826766139620

WATERMELON CHUNK, 10 oz. UPC 826766139859

CANTALOUPE CHUNK, 80 oz. UPC 826766896578

CANTALOUPE CHUNK, 10 oz. UPC 826766140008

CANTALOUPE CHUNK, 24 oz. UPC 826766140060

MELON MIX, 24 oz. UPC 826766140077

WATERMELON CHUNK, 24 oz. UPC 826766140084

WATERMELON CHUNK, 48 oz. UPC 826766140145

FRUIT SNACK TRAY, 40 oz. UPC 826766140152

FRUIT MEDLEY, 10 oz. UPC 826766140176

FRUIT MEDLEY, 24 oz. UPC 826766140244

FRUIT MEDLEY, 48 oz. UPC 826766140305

WATERMELON CHUNK, 80 oz. UPC 826766896011

WATERMELON SPEAR, 64 oz. UPC 826766181704

MIXED SPEARS, 16 oz. UPC 826766139606

MELON SPEAR TRIO, 16 oz. UPC 826766139590

FRU TRAY LG, 64.75 oz. UPC 826766185498

HONEYDEW CHUNK, 80 oz. UPC 826766898947

Kroger (Plant identifier code GHMW); States affected: IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV; Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group; Best by/Use by 4/18/2019 and any date prior

FRUIT SALAD SEASONAL, 80 oz. UPC 826766898985

Kroger (Plant identifier code GHMW); States affected: IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV; Boar’s Head Private Label; Best by/Use by 4/13/2019 and any date prior

SNACKER ITALIAN SALAMI, 4.75 oz. UPC 826766951246

SpartanNash Distribution (Plant identifier code SN01); States affected: MI, IN, IL; Open Acres; Best by/Use by 4/18/2019 and any date prior

CANTALOUPE SPEAR, 16 oz. UPC 884853630856

FRUIT BURST, 10 oz. UPC 884853630887

MELON MIX, 10 oz. UPC 884853630894

FRUIT MIX, 10 oz. UPC 884853630900

HONEYDEW CHUNK, 10 oz. UPC 884853630924

CANTALOUPE CHUNK, 10 oz. UPC 884853630931

WATERMELON CHUNK, 9.5 oz. UPC 884853630948

FRUIT BURST, 20 oz. UPC 884853630955

FRUIT MIX, 48 oz. UPC 884853630962

MELON MIX, 16 oz. UPC 884853630986

FRUIT MIX, 16 oz. UPC 884853630993

FRUIT TRAY, 32 oz. UPC 884853631006

FRUIT PARTY PLATTER, 64 oz. UPC 884853631013

WATERMELON SPEAR, 16 oz. UPC 884853631068

WATERMELON SPEAR, 28 oz. UPC 884853630672

FRUIT BOWL, 64 oz. UPC 884853631235

Target (Plant identifier code GHMW); States affected: IL; Garden Highway Label; Best by/Use by 4/18/2019 and any date prior

FRUIT BURST, 50 oz. UPC 826766951796

FRUIT BURST, 10 oz. UPC 826766951079

Target (Plant identifier code GHMW); States affected: IL; Garden Highway Label; Best by/Use by 4/19/2019 and any date prior

WATERMELON CHUNK, 9.5 oz. UPC 826766951031

FRUIT SNACK TRAY, 32 oz. UPC 826766951789

CANTALOUPE CHUNK, 10 oz. UPC 826766951048

MELON MIX, 20 oz. UPC 826766950898

CANTALOUPE SPEAR, 16 oz. UPC 826766951109

WATERMELON SPEAR, 16 oz. UPC 826766951093

CANTALOUPE CHUNK, 20 oz. UPC 826766951758

Trader Joes (Plant identifier code P-003); States affected: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, WI; Trader Joes; Best by/Use by 4/19/2019 and any date prior

CANTALOUPE SLICE, 16 oz; UPC 95266

Walmart (Plant identifier code GHMW); States affected: IA, IL, IN, MO, OH, MI; Freshness Guaranteed; Best by/Use by 4/19/2019 and any date prior

CANTALOUPE SPEAR, 10 oz. UPC 681131180146

SEASONAL TRIO, 32 oz. UPC 681131180696

WATERMELON SPEAR, 32 oz. UPC 681131180689

SEASONAL BLEND, 10 oz. UPC 681131180481

SEASONAL BLEND, 16 oz. UPC 681131180498

WATERMELON SPEAR, 10 oz. UPC 681131180672

WATERMELON SPEAR, 16 oz. UPC 681131180665

FRUIT BOWL, 40 oz. UPC 681131180238

CANTALOUPE SPEAR, 16 oz. UPC 681131180153

WATERMELON CHUNK, 40 oz. UPC 681131180658

SEASONAL BLEND, 32 oz. UPC 681131180504

FRUIT TRAY, 48 oz. UPC 681131180207

Amazon/Whole Foods (Plant identifier code GHMW); States affected: IL, WI; Whole Foods Market Label; Best by/Use by 4/18/2019 and any date prior

WATERMELON CHUNKS, 9.5 oz. UPC 826766810956

CANTALOUPE CHUNKS, 10 oz. UPC 826766811045

WATERMELON SPEARS, 16 oz. UPC 826766810970

MELON COMBO, 20 oz. UPC 826766811205

FRUIT TRAY SMALL, 36 oz. UPC 826766811274

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