If you pictured your summer eating a bowl of fresh melon or you're like us who ate a whole container yesterday, you might want to re-think your healthy snack!
The Centers for Disease Control just announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide linked to pre-cut melon from Catio Foods.
So far, 60 people have reported being infected and 31 people have been hospitalized after consumption.
These fruits include: watermelon, honeydew melon and cantaloupe have been sourced as the cause as well as pre-cut fruit medley but there is no word yet on how they were contaminated.
Each were sold in clear, plastic containers at Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, Whole Foods/Amazon.
They were also sold in these states: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.
The CDC warns that consumption of products with Salmonella by pregnant women, children, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems may cause serious illness and sometimes be fatal.
You can see the full list of affected products here.
This investigation is still ongoing to determine if these products were shipped to any other states than those mentioned.