The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on the night of Friday to Friday, reported on a multi-state survey, which began on April 2, 2019, when PulseNet identified the disease. ;epidemic. As of April 12, 2019, 93 people infected with the epidemic strain of Salmonella Carrau had been reported in nine states: Alabama 1, Illinois 5, Indiana 18, Kentucky 16, Michigan 19, Minnesota 3, Missouri 3, Ohio 27, Wisconsin 1..
In response, Caito Foods recalled fresh cut watermelons, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut cantaloupe and a fresh cut fruit mix containing one of these melons, produced at Caito Foods' Indianapolis facilities, these products that may be contaminated by Salmonella Carrau.
The illnesses began on March 4, 2019, and ended on March 31, 2019. Sick people are between the ages of less than one year and 98 years old, with a median age of 53 years. Fifty-seven percent are women. Of the 53 people for whom information is available, 23 (43%) were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Epidemiological and tracing data indicate that pre-cut melon provided by Caito Foods LLC, of Indianapolis, in Indiana, is probably the source of this multi-state outbreak.
During the interviews, the sick people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures exposed during the week preceding their illness. Thirty (77%) of 39 respondents reported eating pre-cut melons purchased in grocery stores, including cantaloupes, watermelons, honeydew, a fruit salad mix, or a fruit platter with melon. . Four other people reported eating precut melon outside the home.
The information collected in the stores where the sick people made their purchases indicates that Caito Foods LLC provided them with precut melon. On April 12, 2019, Caito Foods, Inc. recalled the pre-cut external products of watermelon, honeydew, melon, cantaloupe and pre-cut fruit containing one of these melons manufactured at Installation of Caito Foods LLC located in Indianapolis, in Indiana.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and people with weakened immune systems. Others infected with Salmonella often have fever, diarrhea (which can be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, an infection with Salmonella can cause the body to enter the blood and cause more serious diseases such as arterial infections (infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Cases of illness related to these products are being investigated and Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling the products as a precaution. The company was informed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it had linked 93 diseases to the strain of Salmonella under investigation. Caito Foods has temporarily suspended the production and distribution of these products as the company and the FDA continue their investigations.
The products were packaged in clear plastic containers and distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. You will find below a complete list of the recalled products, including the brand, the product label and the reseller sold. Caito Food and SpartanNash Company supply independent retailers. It is therefore important to consult the description of the label and the information on the mark to identify the product.
As products may still be in stores, this reminder applies to both retailers and consumers. Consumers should not consume the product and should quickly dispose of any remaining product.
The potential for contamination of these products with Salmonella was discovered thanks to information collected by state departments of public health.
Consumers looking for information can dial 844 467-7278 Monday through Friday from 6 am to 10 pm. CT and Saturday and Sunday, from 6am to 6pm CT.
Retailers and wholesale customers should check their inventory and shelves to ensure that none of the products are present or available for purchase for the consumer or in warehouse inventory. Please contact 844-467-7278 Monday through Friday, 6 am to 10 pm CT and Saturday and Sunday, 6 am to 6 pm CT to arrange for the removal or return of the product.
This recall is made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.
The products included in the recall can be found by following this link to the Caito announcement.
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