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Indiana farm named as source of contaminated cantaloupe in salmonella outbreak

It has now been discovered that some of the contaminated cantaloupe that caused the salmonella outbreak, which sickened nearly 200 people in 21 different states, came from a farm in southwestern Indiana.

According to officials with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the salmonella outbreak caused 178 people to become ill, 62 required hospitalization and two died as a result of the illness.

The cantaloupe were grown at Chamberlain Farms in Owensville and the investigation into the outbreak is still in its early phases. It is unknown if all the contaminated fruit can be traced back to this farm or not.

Officials have stated that until other sources are ruled out, consumers should avoid cantaloupe that is grown in that area of Indiana. The farm has stopped distributing the fruit as of Aug. 16 when the FDA alerted them that it may be contaminated.

If you or a loved one has become ill after eating contaminated food, contact the the Kankakee product liability lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (815) 929-9292.