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Salmonella melons supplied by Del Monte Fresh Produce sourced from Guatemala

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cantaloupes grown in Guatemala have been blamed for a baker's dozen of Salmonella Panama illnesses, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and various state health authorities.

The centers, which released an updated tally Tuesday, reports that the 13 outbreak victims fell ill between Feb. 5 and March 4. Three of the 13 infected individuals were hospitalized.

The recalled melons all came from a single Del Monte Fresh Produce farm – the Asuncion Mita farm in Guatemala – and were sold in Costco stores.

Original source: Food Safety News