U.S.: FDA names farm in cantaloupe salmonella outbreak
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the name of the Indiana farm thought to be the source of the salmonella outbreak where hospitalizations have doubled in the last few days to 62.
Federal, state and local public health and regulatory agencies have identified Chamberlain Farm Produce in Owensville as the likely origin.
The cantaloupe producer voluntarily recalled all its cantaloupe melons yesterday, Aug. 22, as the number of people infected climbed from 141 to 178, according to Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) figures.
The recall follows a prior voluntary market withdrawal of their cantaloupes on Aug. 16 and 17.
The company marketed its cantaloupes between Jun. 21-Aug.16 in four retail grocery stores with outlets in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, and Dubois County in Indiana, and Wabash County in Illinois.
It also distributed its melons to four wholesale purchasers in Owensboro, Kentucky; St. Louis, Missouri; Peru, Illinois and Durant, Iowa.
Authority records show the produce was initially shipped to Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin.
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