June 11, 2018 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Friday that at least 60 people have fallen ill from the same strain of Salmonella Adelaide linked to pre-cut melons produced by the Indiana-based Caito Foods. Of the 60 sickened, nearly half of patients required emergency hospitalization due to the severity of their symptoms.
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Update: CDC Warns Consumers to Avoid Sliced Melon Sold at Walmart, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Etc.
June 12, 2018 – Dr. Scott Gottlieb, head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is warning residents of 8 states to check for recalled pre-cut melon linked to an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 60 people. On Friday, Caito Foods LLC, a unit of SpartanNash Co, recalled fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit after these products were identified as the likely source of the outbreak.
What’s the problem?
The Centers for Disease Control just announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide linked to pre-cut melon from Catio Foods. So far, 60 people have reported being infected and 31 people have been hospitalized after consumption.
Salmonella bacteria are a group of microscopic pathogens that are among the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illness in the U.S. The salmonella family includes nearly 2,500 sereotypes of bacteria, the most common of which are salmonella enteritidis and salmonella typhimurium. These strains account for about half of all human infection.
Signs and symptoms of salmonella infection (salmonellosis) include:
- Abdominal cramps
Most cases of salmonellosis last less than a week, but in some patients diarrhea may be so severe that it requires hospitalization. Children, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems are particularly likely to develop severe reactions from the bacteria.
In all likelihood, more cases will turn up, the CDC said, as it can take days or weeks for foodborne illnesses to get reported. So far, people have been reported ill in 5 states, CDC said.
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