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Cantaloupe Recall

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cantaloupe Cantaloupe RecallThere’s a cantaloupe recall affecting Michigan.

Del Monte Fresh Produce has announced voluntary recall of certain cantaloupes grown in and shipped from Arizona, and distributed to customers in and around the Detroit area.Persons infected with Salmonella may experience a variety of symptoms and illnesses. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in more severe illnesses and potentially can be fatal if untreated.

Approximately eighty one (81) cartons of cantaloupes, each containing fifteen (15) cantaloupes per carton, were distributed to wholesalers in Detroit who in turn sell to other wholesalers and or to retail and food service outlets beginning on October 11, 2010.

The cantaloupes have a light brown color skin on the exterior; with orange flesh. Each cantaloupe has a Del Monte® sticker with the words “Cantaloupe USA”. The cantaloupes were distributed for sale in bulk in cardboard cartons. The recalled cartons of cantaloupes are dark brown cardboard with the “Del Monte” logo in red lettering and “cantaloupes” in yellow lettering on a green background. The cantaloupes have the lot codes W-11-147-43-size 15 or W-11-14-19 size 15.

The cantaloupe recall is being implemented as a result of a random test directed by the USDA and carried out by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Although no illnesses have been reported, Del Monte Fresh voluntarily decided to recall the potentially affected lot.

Consumers who believe that they are in possession of uneaten cantaloupe affected by this recall may contact Del Monte Fresh at any time by calling 1-800-659-6500.

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