CDC Updates Food Safety Alert on Salmonella

The bacteria has affected people across 32 states and in Canada.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Salmonella food alert reporting that, as of last week, a total of 99 people in 32 states have contracted a strain of Salmonella after eating particular brands of cantaloupes. Forty-five people have been hospitalized due to the infections, and CDC investigators have recalled Ruby brand whole cantaloupes and pre-cut cantaloupes prepared by Freshness Guaranteed and RaceTrac.

“Canada is also investigating this outbreak and has linked illness in Canada with the same Salmonella strain to cantaloupes,” the CDC stated. “Investigators are working to identify any additional cantaloupe products that may be contaminated.”

The CDC recommended throwing away recalled cantaloupes and washing any surfaces the fruit touched with hot soapy water.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Mandy Cohen as she heads the CDC.
  • For CDC officials as they track the salmonella outbreak.
  • For wisdom for U.S. health officials as they update foodborne illness alerts.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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