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Meiler Recalls 26 Cantaloupe Products for Salmonella

The multi-state recall involves whole cantaloupe and select cut cantaloupe fruit trays and bowls in various weights ranging from 6–40 ounces sold between Sept. 26 and Oct. 5 of this year at all Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. There have been no illnesses reported to date.

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Whole cantaloupe and select cut cantaloupe fruit trays and bowls are recalled across six states.

Update on Covid-19 among meatpacking workers: an American tragedy

Leah Douglas at the Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) is doing a great public service.  She has a website where she reports Covid-19 cases among workers in the food system.

These are not trivial.  As of July 24, she reports Covid-19 cases in:

  • 370 meatpacking plants
  • 139 food processing plants
  • 74 farms and production facilities

As for confirmed cases:

  • 37,197 meatpacking workers
  • 4,635 food processing workers
  • 4,927 farmworkers

She reports 188 deaths among these workers

  • 168 among meatpacking workers
  • 14 among food processing workers
  • 6 among farmworkers

Here’s what this looks like:

Where is all this happening?  She’s got a chart for that too.

These places have a lot to answer for.

This is an American tragedy.