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Salmonella outbreak linked to Indiana supplier

A salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states.

Posted: Jun. 9, 2018 11:45 PM
Updated: Jun. 9, 2018 11:46 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — A salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Caito Foods in Indianapolis recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit medleys.

The five states where people have reported getting sick are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

The fruit was also distributed to stores in Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina.

Officials say people should throw away or return recalled products.

According to the CDC 31 of the people who reportedly got sick have been hospitalized, but there have been no deaths reported.

The illness usually lasts between 4 and 7 days.

The melon was sold in clear plastic containers at a number of stores including: Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Owen’s, Pay Less, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Walgreens and Whole Foods.

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