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New Salmonella Outbreak

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This time in cantaloupe.

The tainted food scare continued Saturday with the recall of fresh cantaloupe manufactured by Dole Fresh Fruit Co.

After testing positive for salmonella, Dole recalled thousands of cartons of imported cantaloupes. Salmonella is the same type of bacteria involved in the nationwide peanut butter recall earlier this week, according to the Healthday Web site (www.healthday.com).

According to Dole officials, they are recalling over six thousand cartons of Costa Rican cantaloupes distributed to wholesalers in eastern United States and Quebec between February 5th and February 8th. There have been no reports of illnesses as a result of this contamination that have been reported. All this according to an Associated Press news reort.

For more information about all these contaminated products and recalls, visit FDA’s Web site. The Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) also has some useful information about these specific problems as well as general information about food-borne illnesses.

But here’s one question that bothers me no end – what the heck is going on with the country’s food production and distribution? Since the E.Coli outbreak with the leafy greens early this year, it’s been one outbreak after another.

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