Cantaloupe Recall: Eagle Produce, LLC Has Voluntarily Issued a Limited Recall of Cantaloupe Due to Potential Contamination with Salmonella

By on Jun 28, 2011 in Food, Health, Lifestyle, Science, United States Comments

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Eagle Produce, LLC has announced a limited recall of cantaloupe due to potential contamination with Salmonella. This was revealed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), June 24, 2011.

The Scottsdale, Arizona based company has issued a limited recall on some cantaloupes that were shipped late days of May, to upstate New York and sold at Sam’s club from June 2 to June 17, 2011. To date, there are no illnesses reported.

Salmonella is a bacterium, specifically gram-negative bacilli, which can cause serious conditions in the body like endocarditis. Lesser symptoms are fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea. It is one of the most common causes of food poisoning or enteritis Salmonellosis.

According to further reports from FDA:

“The recall is limited to approximately 1760 cartons of cantaloupes, each containing 9 melons, for sale in bulk, in brown cardboard cartons each with the Kandy logo in white with the word ‘Cantaloupes‘ in white lettering on a red background. The cartons have the lot code 147 count 9 printed on the side of the carton. Each melon bears a Kandy sticker with the words ‘Cantaloupe USA’.”

Consumers are advised to contact Eagle Produce at (480) 323-6177, from Monday to Friday 8 to 5 p.m. Arizona time, for concerns about the cantaloupe recall.

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