Listeria concerns cause melon recall

Published 08/20 2012 10:08PM

Updated 08/21 2012 11:49AM

Update: 10:08 pm, 8/20/12, Monday
ILLINOIS -- 17-people around the state have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak tied to cantaloupe. The Illinois Department of Public Heath states 8-of those people were hospitalized.

Nationwide, two people have died. The CDC is investigating cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana. If you have any of the fruit which may have been grown in that area, throw it out right away.

Original: 4:10 pm, 8/15/12, Wednesday

CNN -- Listeria concerns lead a company to recall every cantaloupe and honeydew melon it grew this year. The FDA found listeria on a melon at the Burch Farms' North Carolina packing facility. The melons were sold to distributors in 18-states including Illinois.

The cantaloupes have stickers of "Burch Farms" or "Cottle Strawberry" on them. The honeydew melons don't have a sticker, so you'll have to call the store to find out where they came from. The FDA says it hasn't received any reports of illness.

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