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Americans had to dig deep into their wallets to cover costs associated with foodborne illnesses, according to new estimates from the U.S. Department Agriculture.

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The former operators of a large egg farm in Iowa have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with a major salmonella outbreak in 2010.

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You’re much more likely to get a foodborne illness eating at a restaurant than in your own home, according to a new report.

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Tainted cantaloupe from Indiana is the suspected cause of salmonella cases around the country.

Sabrina  Miller of the Illinois Department of Public Health said 71 cases been identified in her state. Eight of those people have been hospitalized.

Miller said the investigation is still ongoing and the fruit is to be avoided.

"If you do have some of this cantaloupe from southwestern Indiana and you haven't eaten it yet, toss it," Miller said.