The recall only affects pre-cut melon and fruit salad mixes containing melon, not whole melons, the CDC said.
Because it is possible that products shipped between April 17 and June 7, 2018, could still be on store shelves, this recall extends to both retailers and consumers.
-States getting the pre-cut melon: North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.
The Indiana Department of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were investigating.
Separately, the CDC is reporting an outbreak of salmonella linked to backyard chickens that had made 124 people in 36 states sick.
-Stores selling the pre-cut melon (with brand name if applicable): Walmart (Freshness Guaranteed); Whole Foods/Amazon (Whole Foods Market); Costco (Garden Highway); Kroger (generic label distributed by Renaissance Food Group); Walgreens (Delish); Trader Joe's (Trader Joe's); Jay C; Payless; Owen's; and Sprouts (Sprouts Farmers Market).More news: The Nintendo Switch eShop Says That Yoshi Will Now Release In 2019
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Caito Foods has seized production and distribution of the melons.
-States with people sickened: MI (32), IN (11), Missouri (10), IL (six) and OH (one).
Kroger reported that it has withdrawn store-brand precut cantaloupe, watermelon and melon mixes sold at Kroger, Jay C, Owen's and Pay Less stores in IN and MI due to possible salmonella contamination. The CDC notes that a preliminary investigation has centered on Caito Foods LLC, which is the distributor of the melons that have been confirmed as contaminated.
The CDC's website states that, as of Thursday, 66 percent of the salmonella patients had been hospitalized and no deaths had been reported. Consumers are urged to throw away pre-cut melon that fall within the recall.
"If you don't remember where you bought pre-cut melon, don't eat it and throw it away", the CDC said in a statement.