Cantaloupe Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak

There is a recall of cantaloupes after 141 cases of salmonella.Cantaloupe is one of my kids’ favorite fruits, so news of a cantaloupe CDC recall made me sit up and listen.

Here’s what you need to know: the Centers for Disease Control has recalled cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana after 141 cases of salmonella were reported in 20 states, including two deaths from the disease in Kentucky. Young children and the elderly are at the most risk from salmonella. Yikes!

The CDC urges consumers to look for a sticker on your melon to see where it was grown and to not purchase cantaloupe from Indiana at this time and throw out any melon you have that was grown there. Also as a precautionary measure, experts recommend scrubbing the outside of all cantaloupes with a produce brush to make sure any dirt is cleaned off. Honestly, this is not something I’m in the habit of doing but given all this, I’m just scrub-brushing those melons as a matter of food safety!

Get more information of this food recall on the CDC website here.

Read more about how you can protect yourself and what to look out for here.

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