Pre-Cut Melon Recall in Michigan Due to Salmonella
8 states have been affected by a recent salmonella outbreak found in pre-cut melons including watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon and mixed fruit.
According to Today, At least 60 people have been made sick and 31 are in the hospital after eating pre-cut melon contaminated with salmonella. The scary part is the fact that over 30 of those affected are from Michigan.
The suspected pre-cut melon products were sold in stores including Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Walgreens and Whole Foods. They are all linked to the Caito Foods facility who has recalled the fruit.
If you don't remember where you bought pre-cut fruit just throw it way anyway, it's not worth the risk of becoming extremely sick. You can get your money back if you return the fruit to the store that you bought it from.
I didn't realize how deadly salmonella could be as an average of 450 people are killed each year from it.
The CDC has posted more info about the outbreak which you can find, here.