Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melons from Walmart

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting six cases of Salmonella from a multi-state outbreak strain due to pre-cut melons. There have been 60 cases from five states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio.  The CDC investigation shows pre-cut melons, including fruit salads, are a likely source of the multi-state outbreak. It is recommended that people not eat pre-cut melon from Walmart stores anywhere in Illinois.  As the investigation continues, additional stores may be added. Walmart stores in Illinois have removed pre-cut melons linked to this outbreak from their shelves.