Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes Claims 2 Lives in Minnesota

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that 45 hospitalizations and two fatalities had resulted from a salmonella epidemic linked to cantaloupes and pre-cut fruit

There have been 99 instances of the epidemic in 32 states, and 56 additional cases have been recorded this week alone.

All cantaloupes with “Malichita” or “Rudy” labels, denoted by the numbers “4050” and “Product of Mexico/produit du Mexique,” have been explicitly recognized by the CDC as a cause of the disease. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled these cantaloupes on Wednesday in response to these results.

The recollection focuses on cantaloupes with the Malachita and Rudy brands that are offered between October 10 and November 3, as well as cantaloupes with the label “Malachita / Z Farms” that are accessible between October 31 and November 9.

Furthermore, many jurisdictions have issued recalls for pre-cut fruit items marketed under the RaceTrac and Freshness Guaranteed brands.

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Salmonella Alert, Cantaloupe Recall in Several States

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that 45 hospitalizations and two fatalities had resulted from a salmonella epidemic linked to cantaloupes and pre-cut fruit.

These items have been offered in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. They include cantaloupe chunks, seasonal mixes, melon mix, and fruit mix.

On November 14, ALDI and Vineyard brand pre-cut cantaloupes as well as entire cantaloupes and pre-cut fruit items were the subject of further recalls. 

The ALDI recall concerns items shipped in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin between October 27 and October 31. It included entire cantaloupes, cantaloupe pieces, and pineapple spears. A variety of fruit items sold from October 30 to November 10 are included in the Vineyard recall.

Recalled items should be disposed of or returned to the original retailer, according to the CDC. 

Also, they advise completely cleaning any surfaces that may have come into touch with these substances. Salmonella may cause symptoms as early as six hours after exposure or as late as six days later. These symptoms include diarrhea, high fever, bloody stool, vomiting, and dehydration. 

Those with compromised immune systems, the elderly, and children are most susceptible to fatalities and serious sickness from salmonella infections.

This epidemic emphasizes the value of safe food and the need of being watchful when there is a chance of contamination. 

It is recommended that consumers be educated and adopt the appropriate safety measures to safeguard their health.

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