FDA Announces Indiana Farm Responsible For Samonella Outbreak In Cantaloupe
Monday, August 27th, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified an Indiana farm believed to be tied to the recent salmonella outbreak in cantaloupe.
The FDA has recalled cantaloupe from Chamberlain Farms of Owensville, Ind. and has said the farm's cantaloupe may be one source of contamination in the multi-state outbreak. Records show the product was shipped to Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Chamberlain Farms had previously agreed to withdraw its cantaloupe from distribution, but the FDA said the formal recall will help facilitate that effort and raise awareness.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that 178 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of salmonella, 62 people have been hospitalized and 2 deaths have been reported in Kentucky.
The FDA investigation into this outbreak continues in order to determine if there are other possible sources of contamination.