Fast Food Fact: Melons Can Make You Sick

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on March 30, 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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