Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Carrau Infections Linked to Pre-cut melons: CDC

Atlanta, GA–CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau infections linked to pre-cut melons supplied by Caito Foods, LLC.

On April 12, 2019, Caito Foods, LLC, recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fruit medley products containing one of these melons that were produced at the Caito Foods, LLC, facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.

A total of 93 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been reported from nine states (AL, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI).

Twenty-three people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Illnesses started from March 4, 2019, to March 31, 2019.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12-72 hours after eating contaminated food.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.