Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says that the recent outbreaks of salmonella around the nation haven't been traced to Louisiana grown cantaloupes.

The strain of the disease recently killed two people and has sickened 141 people across the US.

The Center For Disease Control And Prevention stated that the outbreak is linked to cantaloupe grown in the southwestern Indiana.

This outbreak is about a year after the outbreak of listeria from Colorado that killed around 30 people and sickened 146.

Commissioner Strain said that precautions should always be taken when eating cantaloupe.He recommended using a vegetable brush to clean the melons and wash the knife before cutting the fruit.

And he also says that the fruit should be consumed within a day or so after cutting.