Woman sues over melon linked to US salmonella outbreak

A Kentucky woman is suing an Indiana-based company that issued a recall last week for melon products linked to a salmonella outbreak

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Kentucky woman is suing an Indiana-based company that issued a recall last week for melon products linked to a salmonella outbreak.

Fifty-year-old Tammy France of Louisville alleges in her federal lawsuit that she spent a week hospitalized with salmonella poisoning after eating pre-cut melon made by Caito Foods. She bought the fruit in late March at a Kroger store.

Her lawsuit was filed Monday against Indianapolis-based Caito Foods LLC and Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co.

Parent company SpartanNash Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan, says it doesnt comment on pending litigation. Messages seeking comment were left Wednesday for Kroger.

Caitos recalled fruit has been linked to 93 salmonella cases in nine states.