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Kroger removes pre-cut fruit from shelves for salmonella

June 9, 2018 GMT

The Kroger Co. announced today it is withdrawing pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon and melon mixes sold in its Indiana and Michigan stores due to possible salmonella contamination.

The company was notified June 7 of multiple reports of illnesses in connection with a salmonella outbreak, according to a news release.

The products were limited to Kroger, Jay C, Owen’s and Pay Less stores. A third-party supplier is cooperating with the investigation, according to the release.

The illness is reported to have ended May 28 and the products have a limited shelf life. However, all products have been removed and shipments temporarily suspended. Other pre-cut fruits are not affected.


The following fruit were affected; all sell-by dates are June 11 and before:

* Melon spears trio, 16 oz.

* Fruit spears mixed, 16 oz.

* Watermelon spears, 16 oz.

* Melon medley, small, 10 oz.

* Watermelon chunks, small, 10 oz.

* Cantaloupe chunks, small, 10 oz.

* Honeydew chunks, small, 10 oz.

* Cantaloupe chunks, 24 oz.

* Melon mix, 24 oz.

* Watermelon chunks, 24 oz.

* Watermelon chunks, 48 oz.

* Fruit snack tray, 40 oz.

* Fruit medley, 10 oz., 24 oz. and 48 oz.

* Small fruit tray with dip, 26.75 oz.

* Large fruit tray with dip, 63 oz.

* Fruit tray with watermelon, 64.75 oz.

* Fruit fiesta salad, 18 oz.

These items should not be consumed and can be returned to stores for a refund or replacement.