Make Our Food Safe
09/28/2011

"Deadly Cantaloupes Have Colorado Scientists Searching for Bacteria's Clues"

Bloomberg | Alan Bjerga

"Colorado scientists are working to pinpoint how melons linked to the deadliest U.S. outbreak of food-borne illness since 1998 became contaminated.

'Bacteria on the outside can be internalized, or get inside the cantaloupe if they’re not washed properly,' Lawrence Goodridge, an associate professor of food microbiology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, said in an interview yesterday. 'It can be very complicated to figure out, and in many cases the actual reason for the contamination is not found.'"

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