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FDA: fresh-cut melon linked to salmonella outbreak sold in Wisconsin

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers after dozens of people were sickened from pre-cut melon sold in popular grocery stores across the Midwest. 

At least 60 cases of salmonella have been linked to some fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medlies. Officials believe the melon may have been sold in several Wisconsin stores -- including two Costco stores near Madison.

So far, no one in Wisconsin has been reported sick in the outbreak. No fatalities have been reported either, though several people have been hospitalized.

The bad melon may have been sold at the following Costco locations in our state:

  • 443 Pewaukee Rd, Pawaukee WI
  • 7707 94th Ave. Pleasant Prairie WI
  • 5401 W. Integrity Way, Grand Chute WI
  • 950 Port Washington Rd., Grafton WI
  • 2150 Deming Way, Middleton WI
  • 2850 Hoepker Rd., Sun Prairie WI
  • 2355 Costco Way, Bellevue (Green Bay) WI
  • W162 N9235 Pershing Ave., Menomonee Falls WI
  • 15300 W. Grange Ave., New Berlin WI

The company that sells the fruit has voluntarily recalled all of its pre-cut melon to be safe. The FDA is still trying to determine the source of the contamination. 

The fruit was sold at Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart and Whole Foods stores in other states -- including Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.

If you feel sick and think you may have eaten any of the contaminated melon, call your doctor. 

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