FDA warns: Throw out cantaloupe

By | March 23, 2008

FDA warns Throw out cantaloupe

People should throw away cantaloupes from a Honduran manufacturer believed to be linked to a salmonella outbreak, the government said Saturday.The Food and Drug Administration issued the alert for the melons from Agropecuaria Montelibano. Grocers are advised to remove from their stock any cantaloupes from this company. People should check with stores to see if recently purchased cantaloupes came from Honduras. So far, 50 people have become sickened in 16 states — including Illinois — and nine have become ill in Canada after eating the cantaloupes. No deaths have been reported, although 14 people have been hospitalized, the FDA said. The FDA said it continues to investigate the outbreak with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and states. Symptoms of salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. – ap

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