August 15, 2012 – A Faison, N.C., establishment is now recalling all of this growing season’s cantaloupes and honeydews that remain on the market because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The melons in question were sold between June 23 and July 27, and distributed to 19 states around the country. Signs and symptoms of listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea (which may be bloody or watery).
Update: CDC Warns Consumers to Avoid Sliced Melon Sold at Walmart, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Etc.
June 12, 2018 – Dr. Scott Gottlieb, head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is warning residents of 8 states to check for recalled pre-cut melon linked to an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 60 people. On Friday, Caito Foods LLC, a unit of SpartanNash Co, recalled fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit after these products were identified as the likely source of the outbreak.
Free Burch Farms Cantaloupe / Honeydew Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) after eating Burch Farms cantaloupe or honeydew included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit against Burch Equipment LLC, and we can help.
What’s the problem?
The cantaloupes included in this recall can be identified by a red label which reads ‘Burch Farms PLU# 4319.’ All cantaloupes included in this recall were grown by Burch Farms, but some may feature a sticker that says ‘Cottle Strawberry, Inc. PLU# 4319.’ These melons were shipped in both corrugated boxes of nine cantaloupes per case, as well as in bulk bins.
Honeydews included in this recall do not feature any identifiable stickers, and were packed in cartons labeled ‘melons.’ Consumers concerned they may have purchased honeydews included in this recall should contact the store they purchased them from for information about whether those melons were part of this recall.
The cantaloupes and honeydews in question were sold to distributors in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia.
Be Advised: Packages of these melons may have been broken down and further distributed to retail stores, restaurants and food service facilities in other states. Consumers who may have purchased cantaloupes or honeydews included in this recall should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
Cantaloupe Recall Update 8/23/12: Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc., is now recalling all of its cantaloupes from the 2012 growing season still remaining on the market because they may be contaminated with salmonella. This recall is being conducted in response to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 178 consumers who have eaten cantaloupes. Click here to learn more.
Listeria Food Poisoning (Listeriosis)
Consumption of food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a rare but but potentially life-threatening foodborne illness. Healthy adults rarely contract listeria food poisoning; however, the illness has been known to cause the following side effects in children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems:
- high fever
- severe headache
- neck stiffness
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The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Burch Farms cantaloupe and honeydew recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Burch Farms Cantaloupe / Honeydew Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) after eating Burch Farms cantaloupe or honeydew included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a listeria food poisoning suit and we can help.