Cantaloupe Sold in Michigan + Nine Other States Recalled Due to Contamination
If you've purchased cantaloupe in the last couple of weeks, check the label. Melons sold in at least 10 states have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
What Cantaloupes Are Being Recalled?
Sofia Produce is recalling cantaloupes branded with Malichita labels. The Food and Drug Administration issued the recall, saying the melons were sold between October 16 and October 23 and were distributed in 10 states.
According to the FDA's announcement, the cantaloupes were packaged in cardboard containers branded with a sticker that reads "Malichita." Each individual melon may contain a sticker that looks like this:
The recalled cantaloupes were distributed in the following states:
- New Jersey
What Should Consumers Do?
If you've purchased any of the cantaloupe that has been recalled, do not eat it. Recalled products should be thrown away or returned to the store where they were purchased.
The FDA says there have been no cases of illness reported but if you think you may have become sick from eating a contaminated product, you're urged to contact your healthcare provider.
How Does Salmonella Affect Humans?
According to the FDA's recall:
"Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain."
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