It says the five states where people were sickened are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. Pre-cut melon purchased at Kroger, Jay C or Payless stores in IN or MI should also be thrown away.
Six cases have been reported in IL, ranging in the age from 23 to 87 years old.
The Salmonella has been linked to the pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon or fruit salad containing melon purchased at either Walmart or Kroger stores, including Jay C and Payless stores.
The investigation is ongoing to determine if products went to additional stores or states. Most people recover without treatment, but severe cases can lead to hospitalization. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to identify the source of Salmonella and anticipated more recalled to be issued as more information becomes available.
If you bought pre-cut melon at a Walmart in Missouri, throw it away. Now.
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Retailers should not sell or serve recalled pre-cut melon products distributed by Caito Foods Distribution, Gordon Food Service, and SpartanNash Distribution. The elderly, infants, and those with compromised immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
Dozens of people are sick across the Midwest due to a salmonella outbreak in certain pre-chopped melons.
Health officials say it's important to remember food safety measures, including washing the fruit before cutting, wash hands and utensils, and don't let fruits and vegetables come in contact with raw meat.
MI is part of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella.
Salmonellosis or salmonella is a bacterial infection that can be contracted through exposure to undercooked animal-based foods, such as poultry and eggs, and contact with feces from an infected animal or person, according to the CDC.