Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cantaloupes

A group of federal and state agencies, including the Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection, are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to cantaloupes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak strain of Salmonella has infected 43 people in 15 states. This includes at least four people from Wisconsin. This investigation is ongoing.

Several cantaloupes and cantaloupe-containing products have been recalled recently due to suspicion of Salmonella contamination, including:

  • Whole fresh cantaloupes with a label that says “Malichita”, “4050”, and “Product of Mexico/produit du Mexique” sold between October 16 and October 23.
  • ALDI cantaloupe, cut cantaloupe, and pineapple spears in clamshell packaging with best-by dates between October 27 and October 31.
  • Find more information about products affected by this recall on the DHS Outbreaks in Wisconsin webpage:

DHS advises people to not eat recalled cantaloupe products. Throw it away along with any food packaged with the cantaloupe (for example: fruit salad). This includes any fresh fruit frozen for later use. If you ate any recalled cantaloupe and are experiencing symptoms of salmonellosis, contact a doctor right away. Let them know you may have been in contact with Salmonella.

Signs and symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting that lasts for several days.