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2011 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Panama Linked to De Monte Fresh Produce Cantaloupe

Del Monte Fresh Produce recalled whole cantaloupes after an epidemiologic link was found between the cantaloupe and an outbreak of Salmonella Panama. The cantaloupes were sold as a package of three through warehouse clubs in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The cantaloupes were grown in Guatemala.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Montana, Nevada
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Private Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Del Monte
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 20
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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