Cut melons from Kroger, Walmart linked to Salmonella outbreak



It said there are 60 cases between Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

Most of the 60 people who have been infected with the strain of salmonella purchased pre-cut melon from either a Walmart or Kroger store, according to a release.

If you're an OH resident and purchased pre-cut melon from Walmart, or don't remember where you bought the pre-cut melon, throw it away. If you have eaten a contaminated pre-cut melon and experience diarrhea, fever and cramps go see a doctor immediately.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now trying to find the supplier to affected stores. Signs of illness typically occur within 12 to 72 hours and last for four to seven days.

According to the CDC, there's 10 confirmed cases in Missouri and six in IL.

The CDC is not recommending that people avoid whole melons. The CDC investigation indicates pre-cut melons, including fruit salads, are a likely source of this multistate outbreak. It only applies to pre-cut melon and fruit salad mixes containing melon. Other grocery stores could be added to the list. The elderly, infants and people with compromised immune systems have the highest risk for serious illness.

So far all the illnesses in Missouri have been traced to melon purchased at Walmart stores, but the CDC said the investigation is ongoing and the alert may expand to include other chains. Make sure to wash the melons before you start cutting. Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants. In rare cases, salmonella infection can cause death when a person is not treated promptly with antibiotics.