Idaho health officials thought Idaho was safe from the outbreak, because the affected cantaloupe was not sold in the Gem State. But Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says they discovered that more than 43,000 pounds of the cantaloupe was donated in southeastern Idaho, after a commercial distribution center received a shipment too ripe to sell in stores.

“It was distributed to senior centers; I think there was an elementary school. [It was also sent to] food banks and private citizens,” said spokesperson Emily Simnitt.