Kroger removes pre-cut fruit from shelves for salmonella
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.