Amid increasing salmonella infections; FDA expands cantaloupe recall

5 month ago

US news.

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded a recall for whole and pre-cut cantaloupes on Friday citing increasing salmonella infections nationwide.

Health officials said more than 100 people got sick after consuming contaminated fruits, more than double the number recorded a week earlier.

Two people have died of the infections in Minnesota while 45 patients have been hospitalized in 32 states. The highest number of cases were reported in Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

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  • The department’s original recall included Malichita, Vineyard, ALDI whole, and pre-cut fruit products.

    Three more brands were added to the recall Friday: Rudy, Freshness Guaranteed, and RaceTrac cantaloupes.

    Anyone who came in contact with the recalled products should discard them and thoroughly wash touched surfaces.