Grocery stores working to ease salmonella concerns

Published: Aug. 21, 2012 at 11:58 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:58 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Kroger and other major grocery store chains are now easing consumer's minds about purchasing cantaloupe following a deadly salmonella outbreak.

The outbreak is blamed in the deaths of at least two people in Kentucky and sickened another 150 people in 20 states, including two dozen in Indiana.

State health officials have identified the southwestern Indiana farm involved, but said the investigation is on-going.

Kroger is now posting signs in the produce section letting customers know where the fruits and vegetables were grown.

Kroger currently sells cantaloupe shipped in from California.

Kroger Spokesperson John Elliott said, "We've found our customers really want to know where it comes from. Whether that's what country it comes from in terms of imported products or where specifically in the U-S they come from."

Customers are still advised to get rid of cantaloupes purchased after July 7.

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