A recent outbreak of salmonella linked to watermelons has claimed the life of one person in England, and has affected four people in Ireland, claims the Food Safety Authority.
Of the cases confirmed so far, it is said that 26 have been in England, four in Ireland, three in Wales and one in Northern Ireland, with 15 cases confirmed further afield in Germany.
The ages of the people affected by salmonella range from six months to 85-years-old.
Investigations are ongoing as to what has caused this outbreak, although early indications suggest a potential link to watermelon.
A spokesperson for the Food Safety Authority Ireland said: “All indications suggest that there is no longer contaminated product on the market. The FSAI would advise anyone who feel unwell after eating watermelon to consult their doctor as a precautionary measure.” Please read full article at: http://insideireland.ie/2012/02/02/watermelon-linked-to-salmonella-outbreak-53480/