Honduran Cantaloupes Suspected in Salmonella Outbreak
ALBANY, N.Y. – At least 50 people have become sickened in 16 states, including New York, from eating cantaloupes from a Honduran manufacturer believed to be linked to a salmonella outbreak.
The Food and Drug Administration issued an alert advising people to throw away cantaloupes from Agropecuaria Montelibano. The agency also says if you recently bought cantaloupes, you should check with the store to see if they came from Honduras.
Symptoms of foodborne salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
The FDA says no deaths have been linked to the salmonella outbreak, although 14 people have been hospitalized.