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Winnipeg Issues Cantaloupe Warning

A public warning has been out in Winnipeg since Monday (Dec. 13) about cantaloupes sold at a Safeway Store.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said the cantaloupes sold at a Winnipeg Safeway at 655 Osborne St. might be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected cantaloupes were sold unwrapped. There is no lot code sticker, UPC or product name on the individual cantaloupes.

No illnesses have yet been associated with the cants.

CFIA reminded the public that food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. 

Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. 

In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. 

In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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