Some cantaloupes, both whole melons and pre-cut, are being recalled due to potential salmonella contamination. This announcement joins the fruit recall of earlier this month that included watermelon, apples, grapes, mangoes, pineapples, and other melons.
The FDA recall explains that the recalled cantaloupes are being sold at Meijer grocery stores in conjunction with Eagle Produce, a company based in Aguila, AZ. An investigation by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development uncovered a potential salmonella risk.
Salmonella infection can cause serious illness and sometimes death with children, the elderly, and individuals with vulnerable immune systems being the most at risk. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea or bloody stools, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. So far, no illnesses or infection related to this cantaloupe recall have been reported.
The cantaloupe in question is being sold as full melons or as pre-sliced fruit included in single serving packaging or fruit trays. Products were sold between September 26 and October 5 at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. Whole cantaloupes with a sticker that labels them as "Kandy Brand" from Eagle Produce should not be consumed. If you purchased a whole cantaloupe from Meijer that does not have a sticker, consider it a part of the recall and dispose of it immediately.
A full list of labels and packaging numbers is published on the FDA website. If you have any of the voluntarily recalled products in your possession, do not consume it. Dispose of it or return it to your closest Meijer store for a full refund.
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