The cantaloupe recall that has sparked a salmonella outbreak in the United States is making consumers eager to find out all of the details surrounding the news. Each day, more illnesses are reported and the outbreak becomes an increasing concern for families. Yesterday, the FDA finally revealed at least one source of the outbreak and has issued an official recall of the cantaloupe products. Below you will find all of the information you need surrounding the cantaloupe salmonella outbreak 2012, as of August 24, 2012:
FDA Official Recall: You can view the official press release, issued by the FDA yesterday, here.
Illnesses reported: As of August 24, 2012, there have been 178 cases of reported illness. Of the cases reported, 62 individuals have been hospitalized.
Deaths Reported: There have been two reported deaths as a result of the cantaloupe salmonella outbreak. These deaths both occurred in Kentucky. There have been no deaths in other states associated with this recall.
Source: The FDA released the source of the outbreak yesterday. Products from Chamberlain Farm tested positive for salmonella and the farm has agreed to halt the distribution of any of their cantaloupe products for the remainder of the growing season.
States Affected: 21 states across the US have been affected by this outbreak. They are: The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (13), Arkansas (3), California (2), Georgia (3), Illinois (21), Indiana (18), Iowa (7), Kentucky (56), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (6), Minnesota (4), Mississippi (5), Missouri (12), New Jersey (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio (4), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (6), Texas (2), and Wisconsin (4). To see a map with a complete breakdown of illnesses reported by state, click here.
We’ll keep you posted as more details become available…