FDA finds salmonella on cantaloupe at Chamberlain Farms - The Packer

FDA finds salmonella on cantaloupe at Chamberlain Farms

08/28/2012 02:28:00 PM
Coral Beach

(For related information, see “Recalled Chamberlain cantaloupes did not have lot numbers”)

cantaloupeFood and Drug Administration officials have found salmonella on cantaloupes at the growing operation of Chamberlain Farms.

The company first recalled cantaloupes Aug. 16 because of possible links to an outbreak that has killed two people and sickened 178.

The FDA reported Aug. 28 the DNA fingerprint of the salmonella found on cantaloupes at the Owensville, Ind., farm were identical to that of the salmonella strain that has infected people in at least 21 states.

Owner Tim Chamberlain said as of 2 p.m. CDT Aug. 28 he had not been notified of the test results. He referred additional questions to his attorney.

According to the FDA website, investigators were at Chamberlain Farms Aug. 14-16 to collect samples of whole cantaloupes and from surface areas. The update did not indicate whether test results from the surface area tests were available.

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mex  |  August, 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM

where the bacteria is found ? pulp,skin, seed?inside or outside of the cantaulope?how is the transmition?questions that will help to manage on a diferent way the crop. thanks.

Coral Beach    
August, 29, 2012 at 01:00 PM

As soon as FDA makes such details available we will report them. Coral Beach, staff writer

narcoossee, fl  |  August, 29, 2012 at 07:37 PM

It started last year and it was said ro be inside the fruit so maybe it is in the seed? Or maybe the increase in all this stuff is by following the rules? Nobody died or got sick years go, so what hppened. Just asking.

narcoossee,fl  |  August, 29, 2012 at 07:45 PM

I put a comment up and have a boost warp phone, so please excuse any miss apellings, this phone types its own thing if you dont pay total attention. I had to go over rhis one wvery other word. Thank you.

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