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Cantaloupes Recalled Due to Salmonella

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Cantaloupes from Honduras have been recalled after concerns that they were contaminated with salmonella surfaced. There have been 50 reports in the United States of people falling ill after eating the cantaloupes. The recalled cantaloupes were distributed by Agropecuaria Montelibano.

So far, 50 people have become sickened in 16 states and nine have become ill in Canada after eating the cantaloupes. No deaths have been reported, although 14 people have been hospitalized, the FDA said.

The government also is seeking to detain all cantaloupes shipped to the United States by Agropecuaria Montelibano.

Salmonella can cause an illness that includes diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. If you have recently consumed cantaloupe and experience any of these symptoms contact your health care provided right away. Consumers should contact their grocery store if they purchased cantaloupe recently to see where it came from.