Cut Melons at Center of New Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a recall for cut-melons, which it says is responsible for a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide. The tainted melon has sickened 60 people, with 31 hospitalized.
Unlike the recent and fatal E. coli outbreak linked to Yuma, AZ-grown romaine, the CDC was able to link the outbreak to a source quickly. It says Caito Foods, LLC of Indianapolis, IN, is a likely source of this multi-state outbreak. Two other companies were also mentioned in the recall: Gordon Food Service and SpartanNash Distribution
Although the recall affects 10 states, so far, illnesses have been reported in only five. More than half of the cases are in Michigan, which reports 32 people sickened by Salmonella. The other states with reported illnesses are Indiana (11 people), Missouri (10), Illinois (6), and Ohio, with one person taken ill.
More cases may be reported in the coming two weeks.