Fruit Is Trying To Kill You

Seriously, can we eat ANYTHING anymore? Both published today:

“A DNA test has revealed that cantaloupe from Chamberlain Farms in Owensville, Indiana is the source of at least some of the salmonella responsible for an outbreak that sickened people in 21 states and killed two Kentucky residents” [Jaslow/CBS]

“Recent cases of salmonella infection in California are part of a cluster of cases in several states and Canada that appear to be linked to tainted mangoes, health officials say. At least 73 Californians have been sickened in recent weeks by salmonella Braenderup, according to the California Department of Public Health.” [Trounson/LA Times]

According to the USDA, “Salmonella is usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces.” So maybe I should have headlined this “Animal Poop Is Trying To Kill You.” But you probably knew poop was out to get you already.