The CDC announced the salmonella outbreak is now caused 117 illnesses in 10 states, putting 32 in the hospital, yesterday.
CDC, FDA, and public health and regulatory officials are investigating multistate Salmonella outbreak in several states that causing 117 illnesses in 10 states and 32 hospitalizations.
Officials have linked this outbreak to pre-cut melons sold by Caito Foods LLC in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak.
“If you cannot determine if any pre-cut melon you purchased was produced by Caito Foods LLC, don’t eat it and throw it away,” the announcement said.
Caito Foods recalled, fresh cut watermelon, cut honeydew melon, cut cantaloupe, and fresh cut fruit containing melon due to potential salmonella contamination, according to a statement from the FDA.
The fruit was sent in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The recalled products were sold at Kroger, Walmart, Target, Trader Joe’s, and Amazon/Whole Foods.
According to the latest report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 more new cases to the multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon, bringing the total affected by the food-borne illness to 70.
Thirty-four victims have become so ill that they’ve been rushed to the hospital, with the most recent report of illness occurring on June 3, 2018.
The oldest person who got sick from salmonella poisoning is 97 years old, and the youngest is under a year old, 70 percent of patients are female. No deaths have been reported yet.
According to the CDC, salmonella kills 450 people each year, and the symptoms are severe diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain that can affect you anywhere from 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food.
If you think you have purchased an affected product, the CDC will advise you to throw it away or return them to your place of purchase for a refund.
If anyone in your family or around you became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.
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