Health Officials Are Investigating a Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melons
Authorities are warning people to throw out pre-cut melons for health reasons.
This is because they could be contaminated with salmonella.
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services -officials in several states are working together to investigate an outbreak of salmonella adelaide linked to cut melons.
Most people who have been infected with this strain of Salmonella bought pre-cut melon at Walmart or Kroger stores in the Midwest.
People who have purchased pre-cut melon from Walmart or Kroger, including fruit salad mixes with melon, are urged not to eat it and throw it away.
To date, 60 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported in five states, including 32 cases in Michigan.
This investigation is expanding rapidly. The FDA is working to identify a supplier of pre-cut melon to stores where ill people shopped.
The CDC says the investigation could expand to include other stores where contaminated pre-cut melon was sold.
We will continue to follow this outbreak and update as we learn more.
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