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Melon Salmonella Lawsuit

Melon Salmonella Lawsuit

An outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew fruit trays that were sold at Costco, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and other stores.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting melon induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning after eating pre-cut melon, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

CDC: Melon Salmonella Outbreak is Over

Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of people who were diagnosed with Salmonella after eating pre-cut melons since April 2018. The outbreak has ended, according to the CDC, with 77 people sick in 9 states.

Pre-Cut Melon Recall

In June 2018, Caito Food LLC recalled fresh pre-cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, and fruit trays containing melons after 77 people were infected with Salmonella in 9 states since April 30, 2018.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melons

The CDC reported a Salmonella outbreak from melon fruit trays since April 2018.

The fruit was sold in clear plastic clamshell containers in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

The recall does NOT include whole uncut melons. The recall only applies to pre-cut melons and mixed fruit trays with pre-cut melons.

What Stores Sold the Recalled Melons?

  • Costco
  • Jay C
  • Kroger
  • Payless
  • Owen’s
  • Sprouts
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods / Amazon

How Many People Got Salmonella?

Since April 30, at least 77 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella in 9 states, including 36 who were hospitalized, in Arkansas (1), Florida (1), Illinois (7), Indiana (14), Kentucky (1), Michigan (39), Missouri (11), Ohio (2), and Tennessee (1).

Salmonella Food Poisoning

Infections with the bacteria Salmonella can cause severe or life-threatening food poisoning. The risk of hospitalization or death is increased for children, older adults, and people who are already sick.

Symptoms of Salmonella

The most common symptoms of Salmonella are diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps that begin within 72 hours after eating contaminated food. The symptoms typically last from 4 to 7 days. Some victims may need to be hospitalized due to severe diarrhea.

Do I have a Melon Salmonella Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting melon induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning after eating pre-cut melon, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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