Outbreak investigation of Salmonella Carrau linked to pre-cut melons
FDA continues its investigation, CDC reports end to outbreak
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, have been investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau illnesses linked to pre-cut melon products.
The FDA continues its investigation at the Caito Foods, LLC processing facility that cut and packed melons linked to this outbreak. The FDA investigated distribution and supplier information for these melons; a single source or potential point of contamination was not identified for this outbreak.
On Friday, the CDC announced that the outbreak appears to be over.
On April 12, 2019, FDA warned consumers not to eat the recalled pre-cut melon products. It is not likely that any of these melon products are on the market or still in people’s homes. Consumers need not avoid any type of melon currently on the market.