FDA recalls melon brands after salmonella infections double in a week

US health authorities recalled three more brands of whole and pre-cut melons on Friday as the number of people sickened by salmonella it’s been duplicated this week.

Nearly 100 people in 32 states have become ill from contaminated fruit. Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio have recorded the highest number of cases. Two people died from the infection in Minnesota and 45 are hospitalized throughout the country.

The products that were initially recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) included whole melons from the Malichita brand, other pre-cut ones from the Vinyard brand and some from the ALDI company. Rudy, with his whole melons, and RaceTrac, with pre-cut fruit, joined the list this Friday.

Health officials say anyone who bought melons from these recalled brands They should throw them in the trash and wash the surfaces where they were with hot water and soap. or in a dishwasher.

Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps between six hours and six days after consuming food contaminated with the bacteria. The illness usually lasts up to a week. The most vulnerable sectors are children, those over 65 years of age and those with weakened immune systems; Everyone can develop serious illnesses that require medical attention or hospitalization.