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More Cantaloupe Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Charlie’s Produce, in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling its Cut Cantaloupe Products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. People infected with Salmonella can become very ill and the infections can sometimes be fatal for the young, the old, and those with compromised immune systems. To learn more about Salmonella and its symptoms click here.

The products recalled by Charlie’s Produce Spokane include the following fruit items containing cut cantaloupe:

Retail Products:
Cut Fruit 4 Section – 40oz, Cut Cantaloupe – 24oz, 16oz, 8oz
Cut Honeydew/Cantaloupe – 16oz, Mixed Fruit -24oz, 16oz, 8oz
Rainbow – 24oz, 16oz, 8oz, Cut Fruit Tray Deli – 12′, 8′
Cut Fruit Tray – 76oz, 40oz 8′, Grab & Go Fruit Tray – 16oz

Foodservice Products:
Cut Cantaloupe – 20lb, 64oz, Cut Mixed Fruit – 20lb, 64oz

These products that contain cantaloupe were sold in Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Montana in retail stores, delis, and foodservice institutions. The recalled products are labeled with the Charlie’s Produce name and logo and come in a hard plastic clamshell. The products have a Use By date of 3/07 through 3/29 which is located on the bottom of the container. So far there have not been any reports of illness.

Cantaloupe used in these products may have been supplied from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a Honduran grower and packer, to Charlie’s Produce Spokane. This recall was initiated when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an import alert regarding cantaloupe from this grower, because, based on current information, fruit from this company appears to be associated with a Salmonella Litchfield outbreak in the United States and Canada.