Precut fruit linked to salmonella cases in Washington

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced today there has been a Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe in both Washington and Oregon (click here for information about Salmonella).

As a result, people who have purchased these products on or about October 25th through today, December 1st, from QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers and Central Market in Washington and Oregon are urged not to eat the fruit and to throw it away.

A total of 18 people from King (5), Mason (1), Pierce (1), Snohomish (7), Thurston (1), and Yakima (1) Counties and two people from Oregon have been diagnosed with Salmonella.

DOH says they are working with state and federal partners to determine the source of the fruit, including where it was cut and packaged and if there are additional retailers where the related products could have been sold.