Caito Watermelon, Honeydew & Cantaloupe Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Logo - Caito FoodsCaito Foods, LLC, an Indianapolis, Indiana establishment, recalls dozens of Fresh Cut Watermelon, Fresh Cut Honeydew Melon, Fresh Cut Cantaloupe and Fresh Cut Mixed Fruit Salads containing one of these Melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis and sold under the Amazon/Whole Foods, Caito Foods Distribution, Gordon Food Service, Kroger SpartanNash Distribution, Target, Trader Joes and Walmart brands or through these stores due to suspected Salmonella Carrau contamination and consequential risk of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

FDA: http://ht.ly/OeXg30oq6lg

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm635948.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Watermelon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe and Fruit Salad products are subject to this recall:

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Freshcut Fruit Platter, Salad and Fruit Wedge Recall [Ireland]

Ireland FSAIIreland/Dublin: Freshcut Food Services recalls some SuperValu Fruit Platters, Green Orchard Fruit Platters, Fruit Salads and Watermelon Wedges due to Salmonella hazard. FSAI: http://ht.ly/jXhDC

Direct link: http://www.fsai.ie/news_centre/food_alerts/watermelonproducts.html

Additional information:
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (“FSIA”) reports the following Platters and Salads are subject to this recall:

  • SuperValu Fruit Platter with Chocolate, 685 gram package;
  • Green Orchard Exotic Fruit Salad, 400 gram package;
  • Green Orchard Watermelon Wedge, 800 gram package; and
  • Green Orchard Fruit Platter with dipping chocolate, 685 gram package.

About Salmonella Poisoning:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Although there are thought to be over 2,000 different kinds of these bacteria, only a comparative few make humans sick. Salmonella serotype “Typhimurium” and Salmonella serotype “Enteritidis” are thought to the two most common types seen in human cases.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Even in otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected Aneurysms) Endocarditis and Arthritis.

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Salmonellosis symptoms.

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FSIA #2013.09
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