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Melon Acres Recalls Canteloupes for Possible Salmonella Risk

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Melon Acres recalled cantaloupes at several Midwest locations including Greenwood, Indiana, Lansing, Michigan, and Tipp City, Ohio due to a possible risk of salmonella contamination.

The recall was announced August 27 on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Web site.

As of this date, no illnesses have been associated with the recalled cantaloupe, according to the news release.

The agency tested the melons on August 11. They found one of twenty tested positive for salmonella. The findings were reported to Melon Acres on August 21.

Salmonella is frequently the culprit behind food-borne illnesses. Symptoms of salmonella contamination include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Generally, symptoms appear within 12 hours to 72 hours of eating tainted food. Infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely than others to develop severe illness.