April 8, 2011: Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Del Monte Recalled Cantaloupes

Del Monte Recalled Cantaloupes – Outbreak News
On March 22, 2011, Del Monte Fresh Produce recalled 4,992 cartons of its cantaloupes, because the fruits may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Salmonella Panama. To date 13 outbreak cases of Salmonella Panama infection have been confirmed.

The recalled Del Monte cantaloupes were sold at warehouse clubs in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, between March 10 and March 21, 2011. The cantaloupes were packaged 3 per plastic sleeve in cartons bearing the lot codes: 02-15-24-10, 02-15-25-10, 02-15-26-10 and 02-15-28-10, and were grown in Guatemala. Consumers are warned not to eat the recalled cantaloupes.

Del Monte Recalled Cantaloupes Linked To Outbreak

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, reports that as of March 29, 2011, 13 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Panama have been reported from Oregon (5 cases), Washington (4 cases), California (2 cases), Colorado (1 case) and Maryland (1 case). The onset date of the illnesses ranged from February 5, 2011, to March 4, 2011. The CDC also reported that three of the outbreak victims were hospitalized.

Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear 12-72 hours after the ingestion of contaminated food, and the illness usually lasts 4-7 days.

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