FDA warning on cantaloupes includes Tennessee

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is warning that cantaloupes from a Honduran manufacturer are believed to be linked to a salmonella outbreak.

The FDA issued an alert Saturday for melons from Agropecuaria Montelibano.

Grocers are advised to thrown out any cantaloupes from this company. And people who have purchased cantaloupes recently should check with stores to see if they came from Honduras.

So far, the cantaloupes have sickened 50 people in 16 states, including Tennessee, and nine people in Canada.

The FDA says no deaths have been reported, but 14 people have been hospitalized.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Lisa Location: Knoxville on Mar 26, 2008 at 07:48 PM
    I really think if we purchased foods and toys grown and made in the USA we would have less problems with all of the lead and other issues with food being imported into the US. I do not purchase foods grown out of our states.


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