4 western Pa. stores sold pre-cut melon linked to salmonella outbreak

4 western Pa. stores sold pre-cut melon linked to salmonella outbreak

A salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon and fruit salad has spread to eight states and sickened 60 people. 

7:33 P.M. UPDATE: Shop 'n Save released the following statement:

"On June 8, 2018, Caito Foods, LLC recalled fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing contaminated melon produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, as this product has been linked to a salmonella outbreak. We have reason to believe that products from two of our stores (Route 66 and Murrysville) are a part of this recall.
"Effective immediately, we have pulled all products produced at the Caito Foods and have discontinued receiving this product. Customers who have purchased this product should throw it away immediately, and bring their receipt in-store for a full refund. We are fully committed to the health and safety of our customers, and will continue to work hard to provide only the highest quality products in our stores."

Four stores in western Pennsylvania are on a list of places where pre-cut melon and fruit salads linked to a multi-state salmonella outbreak were sold.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recalled products were sold at the following stores in Pennsylvania:

  • Shop 'n Save on North Main Street in Greensburg
  • Shop 'n Save on William Penn Highway in Murrysville
  • JK's County Market on Countryside Plaza in Mt. Pleasant
  • D'Onofrio's on North Hermitage Road in Hermitage

Caito Foods, LLC issued the recall June 8. Pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit medley sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers are included.

The products were sold in at least 23 states.

As of Thursday, the CDC said 60 people have been sickened in five states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio). Of those sickened, 31 have been hospitalized.

No deaths have been reported.