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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Statement on Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Pre-Cut Melons

June 13, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (June 13, 2018) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding the ongoing Salmonella Adelaide outbreak, which led to a recall of pre-cut melons sold at ten retailers across eight Midwestern states. To date, the outbreak has resulted in 60 infections, including 31 hospitalizations.

“Both the size and scale of this outbreak underscore how harmful contaminated food can be for consumers and their families. While I welcome news that CDC and FDA have identified the manufacturer and initiated a recall, many important questions remain unanswered. Both Agencies, along with their state counterparts, must continue a full and thorough investigation that determines what deficiencies led to this outbreak. That is the only way similar outbreaks can be prevented in the future.”

DeLauro serves as chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus, and is a senior Democrat on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee.