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Mexico shuts melon-packing plant owned by Arizona company over salmonella in cantaloupe

Mexico’s Health Department has ordered the temporary closure of a melon-packing plant implicated in the salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut cantaloupes.

Three people in the U.S. died in the outbreak, and at least 230 people have been sickened. That includes 15 people in Arizona. No recent infections have been reported.

Grown in the Sonora area, the cantaloupes in question were imported by the company Trufresh, which is based in Nogales, Arizona.

Health officials continue to warn against consuming cantaloupe if you don’t know the source.

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Kirsten Dorman is a field correspondent at KJZZ. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dorman fell in love with audio storytelling as a freshman at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2019.