Caito Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Source: FDA Food Recalls
Sat Jun 9, 2018 12:00PM

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Reports of illnesses linked to these products are under investigation, and Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling the products out of an abundance of caution. The company has been advised by the CDC that it has linked 58 illnesses to the strain of Salmonella under investigation. Caito Foods has ceased producing and distributing these products as the company and FDA continue their investigation.

The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio.

Because it is possible that products shipped between April 17 and June 7, 2018 could still be on store shelves, this recall extends to both retailers and consumers.

The potential that these products are contaminated with Salmonella was discovered through analyzing reports made by state departments of public health. Caito Foods has ceased producing and distributing these products as the company and FDA continue their investigation.

Consumers seeking information may call 844-467-7278 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT and Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT.

Retailers and wholesale customers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Please contact 844-467-7278 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT and Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT to arrange for disposal or return of the product.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The products listed below are included in this recall:

CustomerProduct DescriptionPack WeighUPCLabel Description/BrandBest By/Use By Date Range
Caito Foods DistributionCANTALOUPE SPEARS 6/16Z16 oz.81851301294Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionHONEYDEW SPEARS 6/16Z16 oz.81851301300Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionMELON MIX 6/10Z10 oz.81851301331Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX 6/10Z10 oz.81851301348Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionHONEYDEW CHUNKS 6/10Z10 oz.81851301362Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionCANTALOUPE CHUNKS 6/10Z10 oz.81851301379Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON CHUNKS 6/9.5Z9.5 oz.81851301386Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX 6/5Z5 oz.81851301393Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT BURST 4/20Z20 oz.81851301409Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX 3/48Z48 oz.81851301416Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionMELON MIX 6/16Z16 oz.81851301430Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX 6/16Z16 oz.81851301447Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT SNACK TRAY 3/32Z32 oz.81851301454Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT PARTY PLATTER 3/64Z64 oz.81851301461Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionMELON MIX SPEARS 6/16Z16 oz.81851301478Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT BOWL 6/64Z64 oz.81851301485Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON SPEAR 6/16Z16 oz.81851301591Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON SPEAR 4/28Z28 oz.81851301607Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionCANTALOUPE CHUNKS 1/80Z80 oz.81851301614Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionHONEYDEW CHUNKS 1/80Z80 oz.81851301621Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT MIX 1/5LB80 oz.81851302079Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON CHUNKS 1/5LB80 oz.81851302147Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionFRUIT BURST 6/10Z10 oz.81851302215Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON TRAY 1/5LB80 oz.81851302239Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Caito Foods DistributionWATERMELON CHUNK 4/18Z18 oz.826766260317Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
CostcoFRUIT BOWL 8/48Z48 oz.826766241125Garden Highway Label4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Gordon Food ServiceWATERMELON CHUNKS 4/5Z5 oz.826766009800Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Gordon Food ServiceCANTALOUPE CHUNKS 4/5Z5 oz.826766009817Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Gordon Food ServiceMELON MIX 4/5Z5 oz.826766009886Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Gordon Food ServiceFRUIT MIX 6/4.5Z 4.5 oz.826766257676Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Gordon Food ServiceWATERMELON CHUNK 4/10Z10 oz.826766260041Clear Generic Label Distributed by Caito Foods4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerWATERMELON QUARTER 6/36Z36 oz.826766139903Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerCANTALOUPE HALF 6/24Z24 oz.826766139927Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerWATERMELON SLICE 1/55Z55 oz.826766139941Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerWATERMELON CHUNK 1/5LB80 oz.826766896011Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerHONEYDEW CHUNKS 1/10Z10 oz.49022558632Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerMELON SPEAR TRIO 1/16Z16 oz.826766139590Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerMIXED SPEARS 1/16Z16 oz.826766139606Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerWATERMELON SPEAR 1/16Z16 oz.826766139620Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerFRUIT TRAY LRG W/DIP 1/63Z63 oz.826766145393Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerWATERMELON SPEAR 1/4LB64 oz.826766181704Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerFRU TRAY LG W/WATMLN 1/64.75Z64.75 oz.826766185498Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerSALAD FIESTA FRUIT 1/18Z18 oz.826766185641Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
KrogerCANTALOUPE CHUNK 1/5LB80 oz.826766896578Clear Generic Label Distributed by Renaissance Food Group4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT MIX 6/5Z5 oz.884853630610Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionCANTALOUPE CHUNKS 1/80Z80 oz.884853631266Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionWATERMELON SPEAR 4/28Z28 oz.884853630672Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionCANTALOUPE SPEARS 6/16Z16 oz.884853630856Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT BURST 6/10Z10 oz.884853630887Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionMELON MIX 6/10Z10 oz.884853630894Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT MIX 6/10Z10 oz.884853630900Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionHONEYDEW CHUNKS 6/10Z10 oz.884853630924Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionCANTALOUPE CHUNKS 6/10Z10 oz.884853630931Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionWATERMELON CHUNKS 6/9.5Z9.5 oz.884853630948Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT BURST 4/20Z20 oz.884853630955Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT MIX 3/48Z48 oz.884853630962Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionMELON MIX 6/16Z16 oz.884853630986Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT MIX 6/16Z16 oz.884853630993Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT TRAY 3/32Z32 oz.884853631006Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionFRUIT PARTY PLATTER 3/64Z64 oz.884853631013Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionWATERMELON SPEAR 6/16Z16 oz.884853631068Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SpartanNash DistributionHONEYDEW CHUNKS 1/80Z80 oz.884853631273Open Acres4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SproutsWATERMELON CHUNK 6/18Z18 oz.646670522406Sprouts Farmers Market4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SproutsMELON MIX CHUNK 6/20Z20 oz.646670522437Sprouts Farmers Market4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SproutsWATERMELON CHUNK 6/9.5Z9.5 oz.646670522444Sprouts Farmers Market4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SproutsFRUIT BURST 6/10Z10 oz.646670522482Sprouts Farmers Market4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SproutsFRUIT PARTY PLATTER 3/64Z64 oz.646670522499Sprouts Farmers Market4/27/18 - 06/16/18
SproutsWATERMELON SPEAR 6/16Z16 oz.826766893850Sprouts Farmers Market4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Trader JoesCANTALOUPE SLICE Trader Joe's 12/16Z16 oz.00952668Trader Joe's4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensMELON MIX 1/10Z10 oz.49022519114Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensWATERMELON CHUNK 1/5Z5 oz.49022519138Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensCANTALOUPE SNACK CUP WAG 1/5Z5 oz.49022519169Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensSEASONAL FRUIT SALAD 1/10Z10 oz.49022519183Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensTROPICAL MEDLEY 1/10Z10 oz.49022536999Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensMANGO PINE LOPE SPEAR WAG 1/5Z5 oz.49022537019Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensFRUIT BURST 1/10Z10 oz.49022558625Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensWATERMELON SPEAR 1/16Z16 oz.49022588219Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensCANTALOUPE SPEAR WAG 1/16Z16 oz.49022588240Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensFRUIT SALAD SEASONAL WAG 1/32Z32 oz.49022637764Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensFRUIT TRAY 1/22Z22 oz.49022683129Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensWATERMELON CHUNK 1/9.5Z9.5 oz.49022804586Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensFRUIT SPEAR ASSORTED 1/16Z16 oz.49022813823Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensCANTALOUPE CHUNK 1/10Z10 oz.49022822436Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensFRUIT MIX 1/10Z10 oz.49022822443Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalgreensWATERMELON CHUNK 1/18Z18 oz.49022923331Delish4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartCANTALOUPE SPEAR 4/10Z10 oz.681131180146Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartCANTALOUPE SPEAR 4/16Z16 oz.681131180153Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartFRUIT TRAY 2/48Z48 oz.681131180207Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartFRUIT BOWL 2/40Z40 oz.681131180238Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartSEASONAL BLEND 4/10Z10 oz.681131180481Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartSEASONAL BLEND 4/16Z16 oz.681131180498Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartSEASONAL BLEND 2/32Z32 oz.681131180504Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartWATERMELON CHUNK 2/42Z40 oz.681131180658Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartWATERMELON SPEAR 4/16Z16 oz.681131180665Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartWATERMELON SPEAR 4/10Z10 oz.681131180672Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartWATERMELON SPEAR 2/32Z32 oz.681131180689Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartSEASONAL TRIO 2/32Z32 oz.681131180696Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartWATERMELON QUARTERS 4/44Z47 oz.681131221719Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartMELON BERRY MIX 4/10Z13 oz.826766254248Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
WalmartSALAD SEASONAL FRUIT 4/10Z13 oz.826766254262Freshness Guaranteed4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Whole Foods/AmazonMELON COMBO20 oz.82676681120Whole Foods Market Label4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Whole Foods/AmazonFRUIT TRAY SMALL36 oz.826766811274Whole Foods Market Label4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Whole Foods/AmazonFRUIT SALAD SEASONAL20 oz.826766810987Whole Foods Market Label4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Whole Foods/AmazonCANTALOUPE CHUNKS10 oz.826766811199Whole Foods Market Label4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Whole Foods/AmazonWATERMELON CHUNKS9.5 oz.826766810956Whole Foods Market Label4/27/18 - 06/16/18
Whole Foods/AmazonWatermelon Spears,16 oz.826766810970Whole Foods Market Label4/27/18 - 06/16/18
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