Make Our Food Safe
08/17/2012

"Tainted cantaloupe from Indiana tied to two deaths, 50 illnesses in Kentucky"

Lexington Herald-Leader | Valarie Honeycutt Spears

"A strain of salmonella associated with two deaths and 50 illnesses in Kentucky since early July has been found in cantaloupes tested by the state, public health officials said Friday.

Acting Public Health Commissioner Steve Davis issued a statement advising Kentuckians to avoid eating cantaloupes grown in southwestern Indiana. When buying a cantaloupe, health officials said, consumers should check for a sticker on the melon that says where it was grown or inquire about its origin with the store.

'n addition, health care providers are encouraged to be mindful of patients who may have symptoms consistent with salmonellosis and report all cases to the local health department,' Davis said..."

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