Make Our Food Safe
08/20/2012

''Latest deadly salmonella outbreak angers food-safety experts''

USA TODAY | By Liz Szabo

"Consumers are once again doubting the safety of cantaloupes, a year after a deadly outbreak of food poisoning caused by tainted melons killed at least 30 people and sickened 146 people.

Agricultural experts say the frequent problems with cantaloupes come from the nature of the melons and sloppy agricultural practices.

In the latest outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, two people have died and 141 have fallen ill in 20 states in a salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana. Thirty-one victims have been hospitalized. Both deaths were in Kentucky."

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"Meanwhile, a Northern California produce supplier, Tanimura & Antle, said Sunday that it is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Canada over fears of possible E. coli contamination, the Associated Press said. There have been no reported illnesses.

The recall is a single lot of Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine that has a "best by" date of Aug. 19."

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