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Salmonella Cantaloupe Recall Includes Chiquita, Bounty Fresh LLC, Simply Fresh Fruit, Tropifresh and Dole

Nine in this state sick from cantaloupes

The PI reported today that the numbers of ill people sickened by Honduran Cantaloupe stands at 50 people in 16 states. Nine were in Washington State. At least 14 people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. According to the The Food and Drug Administration has traced the outbreak to cantaloupes grown in Honduras. It has stopped the import of cantaloupes from Honduran grower and packer Agropecuaria Montelibano. Several other companies that sold cantaloupes grown and packed by Agropecuaria have issued recalls this week, including Chiquita, Bounty Fresh LLC, Simply Fresh Fruit, Tropifresh and Dole