Chamberlain Farms, the farm associated with the salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe in August, is now recalling all watermelons produced on their farm. The watermelon is contaminated with a different strain of salmonella than the salmonella that was the cause of an outbreak of illness.
Once the source of the salmonella contaminated cantaloupe was announced, that was the end of it, right? Not quite. The FDA didn’t announce the source of the salmonella; they only said where the cantaloupe originated. Yeah, that sounds tricky.
Wednesday evening, the FDA named the farm associated with the salmonella outbreak in cantaloupe. The cantaloupe was grown at Chamberlain Farms of Owensville, Indiana.
The southwest Indiana farm that is the source of the salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe remains unidentified. Health officials traced the salmonella to the source by the middle of last week, but have declined to release the name of the farm.
Two people have died and at least 150 people have fallen ill in a multistate outbreak of salmonella linked to cantaloupe. The salmonella was traced to a farm in southwest Indiana, but health officials have declined to name the farm. The second cantaloupe recall of 2012 will be coming soon.
The entire season’s worth of honeydew melons and cantaloupes grown and processed by Burch Farms has been recalled after the FDA found listeria on both a honeydew and a cantaloupe. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
The Burch Farms cantaloupe recall for possible listeria contamination was expanded to include nearly 200,000 cantaloupes.
580 cases of cantaloupe from a farm in North Carolina were recalled after testing found listeria on a cantaloupe.
Jensen Farms, the farm found responsible for the deadly listeria outbreak last year, filed for bankruptcy. Thirty-six people died in the outbreak after eating cantaloupe from the farm.
Del Monte Fresh Produce has recalled nearly 60,000 cantaloupes after the FDA traced a Salmonella Panama outbreak back to the cantaloupes.
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