100 people sick in a Salmonella epidemic linked to a precut melon sold at Target, Walmart, elsewhere



(CNN) – Nearly 100 people in nine states were sick during a salmonella outbreak.

Pre-cut melon sold at Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, Walmart, Trader Joe's and other stores is now voluntarily recalled due to the risk of salmonella contamination.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration made the announcement on Friday.

The recalled products include pre-cut watermelons, honeydew melon and cantaloupe.

They were packaged in clear plastic containers and sold under different brands.

They have been distributed in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

A complete list of recalled products is available on the FDA website.

If you think you have it, the FDA tells you not to eat it – you should throw it away.

The symptoms of salmonella usually begin 12 to 72 hours after the consumption of the bacteria.

Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps.

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