Ind. farm linked to salmonella pulls watermelons

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by AP

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Posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:33 PM

   OWENSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A southwestern Indiana farm linked to a salmonella outbreak from cantaloupe that killed two people has now pulled its watermelons from the market.

   The Indiana State Department of Health said it had no immediate reports of illnesses connected to watermelons from Chamberlain Farms of Owensville.

   Agency spokeswoman Amy Reel tells the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/PisugW) that the salmonella strain found in the farm's watermelon is different from that found in its cantaloupe last month.

   Grocery chain Schnucks says it removed Chamberlain Farms watermelons from all of its stores after being contacted by the grower.

   An attorney for the farm didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment Wednesday.

   The Food and Drug Administration says the cantaloupe contamination killed two Kentucky residents and sickened 204 people in 22 states.

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