Indy fruit vendor recalls melon products

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–Indianapolis-based Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling some of its melon products due to a potential salmonella contamination. Affected products include fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, and cantaloupe produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis.

Reports of illnesses linked to these products are under investigation, so Caito Foods is being cautious and issuing the recall. The company has been advised by the CDC that it has linked 58 illnesses to the strain of Salmonella under investigation. Caito Foods has ceased producing and distributing these products as the company and FDA continue their investigation.

The products were packaged in clear, plastic containers and distributed in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. Because it is possible that products shipped between April 17 and June 7, could still be on store shelves, this recall extends to both retailers and consumers.

Consumers seeking information may call 844-467-7278, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Central Time, and Saturday and Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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