Make Our Food Safe
08/29/2012

"Salmonella at Indiana farm matches outbreak strain"

Bloomberg Businessweek | Rick Callahan

 "A southwestern Indiana cantaloupe farm is the source of at least some of the salmonella responsible for an outbreak that sickened people in 21 states and killed two Kentucky residents, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

Salmonella collected from Chamberlain Farms in Owensville matches the 'DNA fingerprint' of the salmonella strain responsible for sickening 178 people, including 62 who were hospitalized, FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess said.

She stressed that federal and state agencies were still investigating whether there might be other sources of the salmonella involved in outbreak..."

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