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2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Carrau Linked to Caito Foods, LLC Pre-Cut Melon

On April 12, 2019 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Carrau linked to consumption of pre-cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe. Ten states reported 137 outbreak associated cases. Thirty eight people were hospitalized. There were no deaths. Illnesses started on dates ranging from March 3, 2019 to May 1, 2019. On April 12 Caito Foods LLC issued a recall of these melons packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2019
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Melon, watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Caito Foods, LLC
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 137
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 137
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 38
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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