"Consumers should not consume the product and should promptly dispose of any remaining product", the FDA said.
"Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling the products out of an abundance of caution", the release said, adding that an investigation is ongoing and that the company has suspended production and distribution at its Indianapolis, Indiana packaging plant while an investigation is conducted.
The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels at Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Target and Whole Foods. As of April 12, 2019, 93 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau have been reported from nine states - Alabama 1, IL 5, IN 18, Kentucky 16, MI 19, Minnesota 3, Missouri 3, OH 27, Wisconsin 1.
According to the FDA website, over 100 different brands names are listed as subject to the recall. Of those who became ill, 23 people had to be hospitalized, officials said. The illness can last up to a week, although most people recover without treatment.More news: Instagram Declares to Disapprove Inappropriate Content to Safeguard the App
Pre-cut melons sold at several stores in MI and around the Midwest is being recalled for possible salmonella risk.
The strain can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people or people with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA statement.
Salmonella Carrau is described as rare.
Most people with salmonella experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria.More news: China Exports Rebounds In March
You usually get salmonella by eating contaminated food.
State departments of public health discovered the product's potential contamination with salmonella.
The melon was sold and bought in 9 states: Illinois, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and Missouri. They advise stores to pull the products from shelves.More news: Tampa Bay Lightning'S Nikita Kucherov suspended for one game