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Report find Farm linked to Salmonella Outbreak Unclean

Last Updated: 04 October, 2012

A report from a federal inspection regarding a salmonella outbreak at an Indiana farm has been released to the public.

In August of 2012, a salmonella bacterium was found at the Chamberlain Farm in Indiana when reports of food poisoning were linked to the cantaloupes coming from the farm. The salmonella outbreak affected 270 people in 26 states. According to officials, 101 people were hospitalized and three deaths were reported in the state of Kentucky.

An inspector reported finding equipment that had not been cleaned properly as well as algae growing in standing water beneath conveyer belts in the plant. Of the two salmonella strains, one was found on cantaloupes that had been processed and boxed.

When a packing area is not properly maintained, problems with food safety can develop. If you or a loved one knows someone who had become ill due to contaminated food products, call Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292 to explore your legal rights.