Ind. farm linked to salmonella pulls watermelons

(AP)—An Indiana farm linked to a salmonella outbreak from cantaloupe that killed two people has now pulled its watermelons from the market.

The Indiana State Department of Health said it has no reports of illnesses connnected to Chamberlain Farms' watermelons.

Agency spokeswoman Amy Reel tells the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/PisugW) the salmonella strain in the Owensville farm's watermelon is different from that found in its last month.

Grocery chain Schnucks says it removed the watermelons from its stores after hearing from the grower.

The farm's attorney didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment Wednesday.

The Food and Drug Administration says the cantaloupe contamination killed two Kentucky residents and sickened 204 people in 22 states.

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