August 23, 2012 – An Owensville, Indiana, establishment is now recalling all of its cantaloupes from the 2012 growing season still remaining on the market because they may be contaminated with salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The cantaloupes affected by this recall were distributed to grocery stores, retail outlets and wholesale purchasers in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Iowa. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) may include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Free Chamberlain Cantaloupe Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Chamberlain cantaloupe included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc., and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Between June 21st and August 16th, 2012, Chamberlain Farm Produce sold cantaloupes to four retail grocery stores with grocery store retail outlets in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, and Dubois County, Indiana, and Wabash County, Illinois. Additionally, the company marketed cantaloupes to four wholesale purchasers in Owensboro, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri, Peru, Illinois, and Durant, Iowa. Chamberlain has notified all of these establishments to remove their cantaloupes from the marketplace, and all of the purchasers have reportedly confirmed compliance with this request.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), between July 7th and August 22nd, 2012, at least 178 consumers around the country have been severely sickened after eating cantaloupes. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating this outbreak, and will report its findings when they become available. After discussion with the FDA, Chamberlain went ahead and decided to conduct the recall as a precautionary measure.
Consumers are advised to inquire about the source of cantaloupes prior to purchasing them, or when preparing to eat cantaloupes that have already been purchased. If you are uncertain as to the source of cantaloupes you have in your possession, you should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase. Anyone concerned about a food poisoning illness should contact their doctor right away.
Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)
Salmonella is a common foodborne pathogen that has the potential to cause serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses in young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning typically include:
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
- abdominal pain
In rare cases, salmonella bacteria can get into the bloodstream and produce extremely serious illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.
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Free Chamberlain Cantaloupe Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after consuming Chamberlain cantaloupes included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a salmonella food poisoning suit and we can help.