The CDC reported Saturday that the melon has been recalled in eight states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina.
-Food involved: Pre-cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing any one of these melons.
According to our sister station KFOR in Oklahoma City, stores carrying the melon include Walmart, Walgreens, Whole Foods, Kroger, Costco, Jay C, Payless, Owen's, Sprouts and Trader Joe's.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traced the outbreak to a Caito Foods facility in Indiana.
There have been 60 people reported infected and 31 people hospitalized with salmonella infection in five Midwestern states, said the CDC.
The investigation is ongoing to determine if products went to additional stores or states, the agencies said.
Kroger issued a statement Friday that said the reported illness onset for its products ended May 28. Those who reported getting sick range in age from less than 1 year to 97 years old with a median age of 67.
If you have purchased any fruit that may have been connected with the recall, the CDC is asking that you throw it away immediately.
On Thursday, the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration informed The Kroger Co. about the multiple illnesses. Kroger's pre-cut melon and pre-cut fruit salads sold in Kroger stores in Georgia are sourced from a different supplier, according to Kroger's Atlanta division corporate affairs manager Felix Turner. These symptoms include a fever, diarrhea and stomach cramps. In some people, however, the CDC said that diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to hospitalized as the salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.