Neither federal agency nor the Indiana Health Department had posted any information regarding the Chamberlain watermelon on their websites as of Sept. 12.
According to the CDC’s website, there are more than 2,000 kinds of salmonella that can cause disease in humans. Of those varieties, three — Newport, Typhimurium and Enteritidis — account for about half of the confirmed salmonella illnesses reported by the public health laboratories.
Salmonella Newport has “increased markedly since 1995 and is now the third-most frequent serotype,” according to the CDC website.
Schnucks Markets, St. Louis, issued its own recall of Chamberlain watermelon from retail stores under the Schnucks, Logli and Hilander banners in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Some of the watermelons can be identified by stickers that say “Indian Hills — Produce of USA” on them, according to the Schnucks recall notice. Some retailers may have Chamberlain watermelons that do not have any identifying stickers.