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Cantaloupe recall: Thousands of cases of melon recalled in US

The FDA issued the recall, which affects nearly 20 states, after testing cantaloupes at distribution centers.

WASHINGTON — Thousands of whole cantaloupes sold in 19 states and Washington, D.C., are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.

The recall involves 6,456 cases of whole cantaloupes branded Kandy.

Arizona-based Eagle Produce LLC issues voluntary recall After FDA tests cantaloupes at distribution centers.

According to the recall, these cantaloupe melons were distributed between September 5 and 16 and sold at various retail supermarkets in the following states:

  • california
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • north carolina
  • north dakota
  • Ohio
  • south dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • west virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Washington DC

This recall only includes cantaloupe with lot numbers 797901, 797900 or 804918.

The notice did not specify which supermarkets may have sold the recalled cantaloupes. To date, there have been no reports of illness related to the recalled melons.

Symptoms of salmonella infection usually include fever, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and sometimes nausea, vomiting, or headache. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms usually begin six hours to six days after a person is infected and usually last four to seven days. In some cases, Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. According to the FDA.

Consumers may contact Eagle Produce LLC at 1-800-627-8674 for more information (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST). Anyone concerned about getting sick from consuming this product should contact a health care provider.

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