Schnucks Grocery is withdrawing watermelons from Chamberlain Farms in Owensville. They say the farm has expanded its original recall of cantaloupes to include watermelon.
The grocery chain says it's pulled watermelon from Chamberlain Farms off the shelves and are offering refunds for those watermelon.
A statement from Chamberlain Farms' attorney says, "Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc. has voluntarily withdrawn its watermelons from distribution pending the results of further investigation so as to make sure that the public is fully protected. We are continuing to cooperate fully with authorities at the FDA and the Indiana State Department of Health to determine the full facts about the source of the Salmonella found on our watermelon. At the present time, we are not aware of any illnesses that might or could be attributable to the consumption of watermelons grown or sold by the farm. We promise that we will continue to evaluate the available evidence, work closely with the investigating authorities and do all that we can to protect the well being of the consumers of our produce."
In August, health officials identified the Gibson County farm as the producer of cantaloupes linked to a 22-state salmonella outbreak.
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