Three Minnesotans have been sickened by salmonella from cantaloupe. About 150 people have fallen ill nationwide.
The Minnesota Department of Health has reported three cases in Minnesota of infection with Salmonella Typhimurium of the outbreak strain. All three infected people reported eating cantaloupe during the week before becoming ill between July 18 and 26. Two of the people were older than 70 and one was a child. Two live in the Twin Cities metro area, and one in greater Minnesota. No one was hospitalized and all have recovered.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is working with other states and FDA to identify the distribution of these cantaloupes in Minnesota. When more information becomes available, MDA will provide on its website (www.mda.state.mn.us) a list of Minnesota retail outlets that received the recalled cantaloupes. Until then, consumers should not eat cantaloupe from southwestern Indiana.