An Indiana farm implicated as the likely source of a Salmonella outbreak that sparked the recall of its cantaloupes, which resulted in the sickening of 204 people, is now voluntarily recalling its watermelons.
The melons at Chamberlain Farms of Owensville, Indiana may be tainted with another strain of Salmonella, writes Food Safety News.
The watermelons had been distributed at Schnucks, Logli and Hilander stores in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana. A press release issued Friday by Schnucks has more details about how to identify if a melon is part of the recall.
Last month, Chamberlain Farms owner Tim Chamberlain told USA Today that production was "at a standstill" and that the operation would "err on the side of safety of the consumer." Still, his anguish was plain:
"I've never had a job anywhere else," he said. "This farm here is my whole work career."
Chamberlain has run the farm for about 30 years, growing the business from a one-man operation into a mid-size farm with 500 acres and about 20 employees.