federal center for disease control,CDC) has recently issued a food safety warning again. Salmonella outbreaks have been reported in 34 states. The following brands of honeydew watermelon products have been ordered to be recalled, including whole fruit and cut fruit: TruFresh, Crown Jewels Produce, Vineyard Fruit and Vegetable Company, CF Dallas, ALDI, Pacific Trellis Fruit.
The CDC issued a statement on the 1st saying that some retailers sell melons labeled Malichita or Ruddy, and some stores put pre-sliced melons in transparent containers or cups for consumers to purchase.
The CDC also released an epidemiological investigation report and laboratory data suggesting that honeydew watermelons contaminated with salmonella sickened people during this wave of incidents. Canada has also launched an investigation into the honeydew melon infection incident, and has so far found several cases of illness caused by the same strain of Salmonella after eating the melon.
According to CDC data, as of the 1st, a total of 117 cases of cantaloupe-related salmonella have been reported in 34 states across the United States, resulting in 61 hospitalizations and two deaths. According to media reports, two of these deaths occurred in Minnesota.
The CDC said reported cases began appearing between October 17 and November 10 this year, but there may be more cases of salmonella caused by eating cantaloupe than actually reported.
The CDC said in a statement that the latest cases were probably underreported because it usually takes three to four weeks to determine whether a patient is infected with salmonella. Another reason why actual infection cases are higher than reported is that many people have done so. Didn’t see a doctor after getting infected and didn’t get any treatment for SalmonellaSearchSome have recovered on their own.
Sofia Produce subsidiary TruFresh announced last week that it would recall all Malichita and Rudi brand whole melons sold between October 10 and November 3. The Crown Jewels Produce manufacturer announced a recall on November 22, and the Pacific Trellis Fruit manufacturer announced a similar recall on November 24.
CF Dallas expressed its cooperation with Sophia Produce and voluntarily recycled harvested honeydew melons.
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