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Chamberlain Farms, Owensville Indiana Linked to Salmonella Cantaloupe Outbreak – 178 Sick, 62 Hospitalized, 2 Deaths in 21 States

FDA says, Farm’s cantaloupe may be one source of contamination in multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis

Melons Salmonella.JPEG-0b5ea.jpgThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 178 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium from 21 states Nationwide, 62 persons have been hospitalized. In Kentucky, two deaths have been reported.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a recall of cantaloupe by Chamberlain Farms, of Owensville, Indiana, because of possible contamination with Salmonella Typhimurium associated with a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis. The FDA is warning consumers not to eat and to discard cantaloupe from this farm.

The investigation into this outbreak continues, in order to determine whether there are other possible sources of the outbreak.

  • Over a 90 minutes of Internet research and still cannot answer this question: Is Chamberlain Farms a certified organic farm, or a conventional (non-organic) farm? I am assuming they are conventional, but it is surprising that this information is not noted in any reports. If you know the answer, please let me know.