Pre-Cut Melon Products Sold at Walmart, Target and More Recalled due to Salmonella Contamination

Caito Foods have recalled pre-cut melon products sold at local retailers due to a possible salmonella contamination.

Caito Foods is recalling their pre-cut melon products for the second time this year. The pre-cut melon was distributed to 16 states and sold at Kroger, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Amazon/Whole Foods Market.

The affected products include pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mixed fruit.

At retail stores, the pre-cut melon products were sold by Kroger under the Renaissance Food Group and Boar’s Head brands, Target under Garden Highway, Trader Joe’s under the Trader Joes brand, Walmart under a “Freshness Guaranteed” label and Amazon/Whole Foods under the Whole Foods Market brand.

Caito Foods is concerned the recalled fruit could still be on store shelves and is urging all stores to check their inventory.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause a serious infection.  The elderly, children and those with weak immune systems can have serious and even fatal complications. 

It has been reported that 93 people have been infected with the strain of salmonella due to the affected products and 23 people have been hospitalized.

Recovering compensation after an injury or illness from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know have been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: Supermarketnews.com, “Caito Foods again recalls pre-cut melon products”