Keep Your Melons Safe

According to some experts, when you cut into the melon...the knife transmits the bacteria from the outside of the melon to the inside.

Taken from their site...

A salmonella outbreak blamed on cantaloupes grown in Indiana has killed two people and sickened some 141 people in the past month, health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday.

The outbreak, which began in early July, has struck consumers in Indiana, Kentucky and Minnesota. Officials are urging people to throw away cantaloupes bought recently from those areas.

Agricultural experts say the frequent problems with cantaloupes come from the nature of the melons and sloppy agricultural practices. The rough porous skin of the melon is an easy target for bacteria, which clings to the bumps on the surface.

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