Eagle Produce LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona, is initiating a recall of 6,456 cases of whole cantaloupe with the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella following a test conducted on cantaloupe in a distribution center by the FDA.
They are Kandy brand melons. The cantaloupes were distributed between September 5th -16th in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. and sold in various retail supermarkets.
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No other products or lot code dates are affected by this recall. The company is cooperating with the FDA regarding this cantaloupe recall.
“There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items as of September 27th, 2023,” said Eagle Produce LLC in a press release.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause severe and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or older people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain.
In rare cases, the organism can get into the bloodstream and produce more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.
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Cantaloupe recall: What to do
Customers who have purchased Kandy brand cantaloupes are urged not to consume them and should dispose of them.
Consumers may contact Eagle Produce LLC for further information at 1-800-627-8674 Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. PST.
Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a health care provider.