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Purdue Offering Melon Safety Workshops

Purdue University experts are planning two workshops in Knox and Jackson Counties to help southwestern Indiana's melon growers follow proper food safety practices.

The Purdue Extension offered similar workshops last year in response to a 2012 salmonella outbreak in cantaloupe.

The 2012 outbreak killed three people who ate Indiana-grown cantaloupes.

The first workshop is scheduled for Monday, June 9th from 8:00 AM until Noon at Kamman’s Farms in Vallonia.

The second workshop is scheduled for Friday, June 13th from 8:00 AM until Noon at the Oaktown Produce depot on Old 41 in Oaktown.

The workshops are free, open to the public and do not require registration.

Participants are required to wear closed-toed, flat shoes and long pants at all locations.