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Troubled cantaloupe farmer now pulling watermelons


A southwestern Indiana farm linked to a cantaloupe salmonella outbreak that killed two people has pulled its watermelons from market after the food borne illness was found on one of those fruits.

Chamberlain Farm Produce of Owensville says in a statement that it's cooperating with state and federal food safety officials and is unaware of anyone becoming ill from its watermelons.

An Indiana health department spokeswoman tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the watermelon salmonella strain is different from the one found in cantaloupes last month.

Federal officials have said the cantaloupe contamination killed two Kentucky residents and sickened 204 people in 22 states.

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