Avoid foreign produce. Wash and peel your fruit. Keep it refrigerated. None of these common tips would have guaranteed your safety from the deadliest food outbreak in a decade, the one involving cantaloupes from Colorado.
No one has died but 11 people have been hospitalized.
Health officials think the bacteria may have spread through some form of produce, possibly lettuce or tomatoes. But the illnesses have not been tied to any specific product.