New Warning Issued By CDC Over Food-Born Illness

New Warning Issued By CDC Over Food-Born Illness

( – As the number of illnesses and recalls linked to a fatal salmonella outbreak continues to rise, the Food and Drug Administration (CDC) issued a warning on November 30 that consumers should avoid eating cantaloupe from unknown sources.

The CDC has announced that the GHGA, Bix Produce, and Kwik Trip markets are now part of the larger recall of cantaloupes. These distributors allegedly transported the recalled items to Trader Joe’s, Sprouts Farmer’s Markets, and Kroger shops in many states.

The cantaloupes sold in supermarkets and restaurants were either the Rudy or Malichita brands.

More than half of those infected ended up in the hospital, according to the CDC, since the infections are so severe. The list of individuals with diseases includes seven youngsters residing in daycare facilities and fourteen senior inhabitants of residential care homes, according to the agency’s food safety notice.

According to the CDC, tainted cantaloupe has infected at least 117 individuals in 34 states, 61 of whom were hospitalized and two of whom died. In Canada, there have been 63 more cases of sickness, 17 hospitalizations, and one death associated with the same epidemic.

Health authorities urged customers to exercise caution due to the large-scale nature of these recalls and the fact that the cantaloupe’s origin is still unknown. The CDC issued a warning: do not consume any cantaloupe, including pre-cut or items containing the cantaloupe, unless you can positively identify it as not being part of the recall.

There may be more cases than have been recorded, and the epidemic may spread outside states where cases have already been identified. The time it takes to figure out whether a sick individual is part of an epidemic is usually about three or four weeks.

Salmonella often causes stomach cramps, fever, and diarrhea six hours to six days after contaminated food is consumed. The average duration of an illness is between four and seven days. Serious infections caused by the bacterium may develop in susceptible individuals, necessitating medical attention or even hospitalization. This includes those with compromised immune systems, the elderly, and youngsters.

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