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Salmonella Outbreak: List Of Michigan Stores That Sold Recalled Melon

June 14, 2018 - 9:13 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Authorities have released a list of stores in Michigan that may have sold contaminated melon responsible for sickening more than 30 people in the state. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says fruit potentially contaminated with Salmonella Adelaide was sold at Kroger stores across the state.

Click here to see a complete list of locations (.pdf format)

The recalled products include pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit medleys containing at least one of those melons, produced at the Caito Foods LLC facility in Indianapolis. The recalled products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers.

The FDA is advising consumers to discard any recalled products purchased at the listed stores. Additional locations may be added as more information is received by the FDA.

People in five states -- Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio -- have been sickened by the fruit. The CDC says 32 of the 60 cases have been reported in Michigan. Among 47 people with information available, thirty-one cases have been hospitalized. Illnesses were reported between April 30 and May 28.

Consumers who have symptoms of Salmonella infection should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Most infections usually lasts 4 to 7 days and most people recover without treatment, however some people develop diarrhea so severe that they need to be hospitalized.