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Damn if you are anything like me . . .who brings fresh cut fruit to work EVERYDAY from different grocery stores . . . you will wan to keep reading! 

Now the place I typically get mine from was not listed as one of the retailers HOWEVER. . .better to be safe than sorry or if nothing else. . .AWARE.

There is a full list in the article below of impacted states and Ohio IS on that list. 

Via USA Today:

An array of fresh-cut melon products produced by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods has been recalled from retail locations in sixteen states due to a potential contamination of Salmonella Carrau, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

Affected products include fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon and cantaloupe. Mixed fruit products containing an impacted melon are also being recalled, an FDA release says. Recalled products were sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers.

The fruit was destined for select locations of several major retailers, including Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joes, Target and Whole Foods.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been 93 reported illnesses linked to the pre-cut melon recall. Those reports span nine states and have resulted in 23 hospitalizations, the CDC said Friday.

The FDA says reports of illnesses caused by the recalled melons are being investigated.

Impacted products are sold in packages as small as 4.5 oz or as large as 80 oz., the FDA says. Product use-by dates are as late as April 19, and the FDA says it is possible the products are still on store shelves. Continue reading more [HERE].

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