A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to melon has a Hancock County connection.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed Monday that Ohio’s case of Salmonella infection linked to pre-cut melon is a 73-year-old female Hancock County resident who became ill in May and was hospitalized.
Hancock Public Health is investigating, according to the state health department.
The Associated Press reported on Saturday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Caito Foods LLC had recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit medleys containing at least one of those melons that were produced at its facility in Indianapolis.
The melon was sold at Walmart, Costco, Jay C, Payless, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens and Kroger stores.
Anyone who bought pre-cut melon or any items containing pre-cut melon from any of the stores is urged to throw the product away.