TORONTO — Laura Gieraltowski, lead of the Foodborne Outbreak Response Team at the CDC’s Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, presented a review of multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to melons grown in Indiana.

Speaking at the annual conference of the International Association for Food Protection, Gieraltowski highlighted the outbreak in 2012, where Salmonella-contaminated cantaloupes from a farm in southwest Indiana as the beginning of a concerning pattern. The outbreak caused illness in 261 people across 24 states, resulting in 94 hospitalizations and three deaths. 

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Chia seeds are an increasingly popular ingredient in the health food world. The Dr. Oz Show and various health magazines have been highlighting them, and recipes with this “superfood” have been popping up all over Pinterest and BuzzFeed. But before you go adding chia powder to your morning smoothie, check to be sure it isn’t on the list of recalled products that might be contaminated with Salmonella. At least 73 Salmonella infections in the U.S. and Canada have been linked to such products since May. The 21 cases in the U.S. are in people aged 1 to 81 across 12
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