Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Final Investigation Update of a Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections linked to Pre-cut Melon

(July 26, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

A CDC final investigation update of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to pre-cut melon has been posted: This outbreak appears to be over.


There were a total of 77 ill people reported from 9 states, including 36 who were hospitalized.
No deaths were reported.
The last illness started on July 2, 2018.
Information on fruit and vegetable safety can be found here:
In general, CDC recommends that consumers, restaurants, and retailers choose and handle fruit safely to help prevent foodborne illnesses.
Wash hands and food preparation surfaces before and after preparing fruit.
Refrigerate pre-cut fruit at 40ºF or colder.