Fast Food Fact: Be Careful with Cantaloupe

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on June 22, 2012 · 0 comments

Cantaloupe rinds can carry bacteria that cause a foodborne disease that can causes fever, diarrhea, nausea and stomachache.

To reduce your risk:
• Purchase melons that are not bruised
• Refrigerate melons until ready to eat
• Wash melons with cool tap water
• Wash your hands and utensils after handling melons

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