CDC Warns Against Eating Pre-Cut Cantaloupe As Salmonella Outbreak Expands

  • Federal health officials are warning consumers to avoid any pre-cut cantaloupe if they don’t know the source as illnesses tied to the salmonella outbreak rise over 100.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told consumers to avoid any pre-cut cantaloupes if they don’t know whether “Malichita” or “Rudy” brand cantaloupes were used.
  • The agency said in a statement Thursday that the salmonella outbreak tied to both brands of cantaloupe is concerning given the fact that the illnesses are “severe” and that people in long-term care facilities and childcare centers are getting sick.