MPR reports that Minnesota health authorities state there are now 20 validated cases of salmonella in the state connected to polluted cantaloupe —– consisting of 2 deaths.
The U.S. Fda initially released a nationwide recall of some brand names of entire and pre-cut cantaloupe on Nov. 9; that recall has actually considering that been broadened.
The Minnesota Department of Health is dealing with the state Department of Farming, the FDA and the Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance to examine the break out.
“& ldquo; Currently we are still in the middle of the examination attempting to identify where individuals were exposed who ended up being ill,” & rdquo; Carlota Medus, manager for MDH’& rsquo; s foodborne illness system, stated late recently. “& ldquo; Were they exposed by the preliminary cantaloupe that was polluted, or were they exposed and consumed cantaloupe that was not the recall cantaloupe or was a cross-contamination occasion or some other scenario?”& rdquo;