The Indiana State Department of Health and the Kentucky Department of Public Health have been awarded the John J. Guzewich Environmental Public Health Team Award for their combined response to the multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes from Chamberlain Farms in 2012. Using food questionnaires, epidemiologists in Kentucky and Indiana traced the infections to melons.…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week released an environmental assessment inspection report on how exactly the cantaloupes linked to a deadly 2012 Salmonella outbreak may have been contaminated. The report comes six months after Chamberlain Farms in Owensville, Indiana was pinpointed as the source of the outbreak, which sickened 261, including three deaths,…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to Chamberlain Farms, Inc. this week, months after the Indiana farm’s cantaloupe was linked to a 24-state Salmonella outbreak tied to cantaloupe that caused 261 illnesses and 3 deaths. According to FDA, which inspected and tested the farm and packinghouse in August and September, the firm…

Killer cantaloupes could kill the cantaloupe business, and thus something must be done to ensure the safety of these fruits. After Colorado cantaloupes were found to be at the center of the nation’s most deadly foodborne illness outbreak in a century last year, California growers led an intense nationwide campaign to improve practices, especially those…

The multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport infections linked to Indiana-grown cantaloupes is over, announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday. Cantaloupes from Chamberlain Farms in Owensville, IN ultimately sickened 261 people in 24 states and led to 3 deaths in Kentucky, according to CDC’s final outbreak report. The first…

Before Chamberlain Farms recalled its cantaloupe crop on Aug. 22, inspectors out of Detroit for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were already finding the Owensville, IN grower  had problems.

And most were discovered a few days before that recall, according to the just released form 483-inspection report from FDA.  Here the summary of…

Cantaloupes were the source of two deadly outbreaks over two years in two states. But the similarity between the these outbreaks stops there, because this year it’s taking longer to put the story together, in part because everything is moving slower.

Last year, Colorado put out its first health warning about the deadly Listeria outbreak…

The Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to contaminated cantaloupes is continuing to grow. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta Thursday added 26 confirmed cases in 12 states to the outbreak, which brings the total sickened to 204 from 22 states. Since the last CDC update on Aug. 23, Florida joined the…

The strain of Salmonella that has now sickened 178 people in 21 states has been found on samples of cantaloupes from the southwestern Indiana farm previously suspected to be the source of the bacteria, confirming the link between the grower and the ongoing outbreak. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that…