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FOOD SAFETY UPDATE: Multistate Salmonella Outbreak linked to Cut Fruit

December 04, 2017

At this time, this update does not apply to any Markon First Crop, Ready-Set-Serve, or Markon Essentials products. 

The Washington State Department of Health announced that 18 people in Washington and Oregon have been diagnosed with Salmonella linked to consumption of pre-cut fruit containing watermelon or cantaloupe purchased between October 25th and December 1st from retail establishments in both Washington and Oregon.

What we know:

  • Washington state health officials say a Salmonella outbreak involving pre-cut fruit sold has sickened 18 people
    • 16 people in Washington and two in Oregon
    • Implicated retail establishments including QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers and Central Market
  • Implicated pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe were purchased between from around Oct. 25 to Dec. 1
  • This investigation is ongoing

Markon will continue to update members when more information becomes available.

Lianna Kelly

Food Safety Director

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