Watermelons Follow Cantaloupes in Recall
Chamberlain Farms—in the news last month for Salmonella in cantaloupes—has now recalled watermelons suspected to be contaminated with a different strain of the bacteria, according to a company press release.
Chamberlain Farms issued a recall for watermelons sold before September 7 at Schnucks, Logli, and Hilander grocery stores outside of Indiana with a sticker reading "Indian Hills - Product of USA,” because of concerns of a possible contamination with Salmonella Newport. Watermelons sold at the five Schnucks locations in Indiana do not have a sticker.
Consumers have been asked to return the watermelons to the stores for a full refund.
Contaminated cantaloupes from the same farm sickened more than 200 people last month. A different strain - Salmonella Typhimurium - was found to be responsible for last month’s Salmonella outbreak. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps, and fever lasting for four to seven days.
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