Cantaloupe – Alert

Almost monthly there are new alerts or warnings.  These warnings may be related to various consumer products and as in this case a food.

A  cantaloupe farm in Indiana has been associated with a Salmonella infection.  Salmonella infections are not uncommon but can be difficult to manage.  There is usually no treatment unless the bacteria has infected other parts of the body.  The gastrointestinal symptoms are miserable.  My biggest concern is with infants or elderly patients.

You should always take care to clean your fruit and vegetables.  You should always prepare your childs food away from uncleaned fruits and vegetables and always away from meat and fish.

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