Savoie speaks to BDN about ‘toxic foaming watermelons’

The Bangor Daily News spoke to Kathy Savoie, professor at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about foaming watermelons purchased by consumers in Maine. “There have been increases in hot weather in those parts of the country. Fruits have a natural sugar called fructose and under extended and undesirable storage conditions, it will ferment. … The foaming indicates a real food safety issue. People should not knowingly bring it into their home and certainly not eat it,” Savoie said. Food & Wine, All Recipes, WGME (Channel 13 in Portland), The Messenger and B98.5 shared the BDN report. Yahoo! Life and WROK 96.1 shared the Food & Wine report. KOST 103.5, 94.5 PST and 92.7 WOBM (Toms River, New Jersey) shared the WGME report.