Indianapolis-based Caito Foods has issued a voluntary recall of some of its fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit products. The company says the products, which were produced at its Indianapolis facility, have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
Caito Foods says the products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the products were sold in stores, including Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon.
The company says because it is possible the products were shipped between April 17 and June 7, they could still be on store shelves, extending the recall to both retailers and consumers.
The FDA says 60 people in five states became ill between April 30 and May 28. An investigation into the recall is ongoing.
You can view the full list of recalled products by clicking here. The FDA advises consumers who have purchased these products to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
Kroger announced last week it had removed the affected products from its stores in Indiana and Michigan "out of an abundance of caution," and has temporarily suspended shipments of any new products from Caito Foods.