CDC: Pre-cut melons sold at Walmart, Target and other stores recalled due to salmonella outbreak

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(WDBJ7) -- The CDC has issued a food safety alert due to a recent salmonella outbreak from pre-cut melons distributed in 16 states.

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

Nearly 100 people have been reported sick from consuming these pre-cut melons.

CDC officials are advising people to not eat pre-cut melon sold under various brand names at many stores. They also advise people to not eat, serve, or sell recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe, or fruit medley products with one of these melons.

The brand, Caito Foods LLC recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and pre-cut fruit medley products containing one of these melons supplied at the Caito Foods LLC facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.

These products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, according to the CDC.

The recalled pre-cut melons were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers.

To read the full food safety alert, click here.