Timco Worldwide recalls cases of seedless watermelons because of potential salmonella contamination.

Timco has revealed that it is recalling 812 cases of large seedless watermelons, following the discovery of salmonella in the outside rind of a piece of fruit on 19 November.

The California, US-based group said that cases had been shipped to seven customers, including grocers, wholesalers and processors in California and Texas, with only one positive result discovered.

No illnesses had been reported, according to the group’s director of sales and marketing Rex Lawrence, with the watermelons being pulled from distribution.