Salmonella Outbreak in Eight States Tied to Cut Melons
One of summer's freshest treats is being recalled in eight states including in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting 60 people have become sick with 31 being hospitalized in the cut melon salmonella outbreak.
The suspected products were sold in stores including Walgreen's and Walmart. They are all linked to a facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
People should not eat the cut melon or melon in fruit salad products and they should throw them out or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
Salmonella is a very common cause of food poisoning. Every year, it makes about 1.2 million people sick, puts 23,000 into the hospital and kills 450 people in the U.S.
It causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.