What's the Problem?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the recall of whole cantaloupe and select cut cantaloupe fruit trays and bowls sold at Meijer stores in 6 states which may be contaminated with salmonella.
This recall affects:
- 9450 – Gas Station Mixed Melon Chunk Cup
- 9505 – Gas Station Mixed Fruit Cup
- 9644 - Gas Station Cantaloupe 6 oz
- 21921000000 – Fruit Frenzy Bowl 40 oz
- 21921400000 – Fruit Tray
- 21924800000 – Fruit Tray with Dip
- 21932300000 – Cantaloupe Chunks Large PLU 4960
- 21933400000 – Mixed Melon Chunks Large Bowl
- 21933700000 – Mixed Melon Chunks Small Bowl
- 21960100000 – Fruit Frenzy 16 oz Bowl PLU
- 21971100000 – Strawberry/Pineapple Cup 6 oz
- 21971200000 – Mixed Fruit Cup 6 oz
- 21971700000 – Berry Explosion Cup 6 oz
- 21971800000 – Mixed Melon Chunk Cup 6 oz
- 21984400000 – Mixed Melon Cup
- 22012400000 – Mixed Fruit Cup
- 22019600000 – Cantaloupe Chunks Small Bowl
- 22020000000 – Fruit Frenzy 32 oz Bowl PLU 1
- 22021900000 – Cantaloupe and Honeydew Slices
- 22022000000 – Mixed Melon Slices
- 22045000000 – Fruit Palooza
- 22045200000 – Melons & Berries
- 22045300000 – Triple Treat & Melon
- 22061600000 – Cantaloupe Chunks Large Kosher
- 22061700000 – Cantaloupe Chunks Large Kosher
- 28873400000 – Fruit Salad
Affected cantaloupe products were sold at all Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin from Sept. 26, 2020, to Oct. 5, 2020.
"The recalled whole cantaloupe would have a sticker label stating Kandy Brand from Eagle Produce, LLC," FDA said. "If there is no sticker label to identify it, then it should be considered part of the recall. In addition, Meijer may have used cantaloupe ingredients that originated from Eagle Produce, LLC in the store made products."
This recall began on Oct. 7, 2020.
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.
Cantaloupe Recall Update 8/15/15: Birch Farms, 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.
Breaking News:On September 12, 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a new cantaloupe recall linked to a multi state listeria outbreak. Learn more by clicking the link below:
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Announces Cantaloupe Recall In And Around Detroit, Michigan
October 22, 2010 - This week, Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc announced that it is recalling cantaloupes grown in and shipped from Arizona because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product was distributed to limited customers in and around Detroit, Michigan.
Approximately 81 cartons of cantaloupes - each containing 15 cantaloupes per carton - were distributed to wholesalers in Detroit who in turn sell to other wholesalers and or to retail and foodservice 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.
Signs / Symptoms of Salmonella Food Poisoning
The acute symptoms of Salmonella gastroenteritis include the sudden onset of nausea, abdominal cramping, and bloody diarrhea with mucous. Fever is almost always a symptom. Vomiting is less common than diarrhea. Headaches, myalgias (muscle pain), and arthralgias (joint pain) are often reported as well. The onset of symptoms usually occurs within 6 to 72 hours after the ingestion of Salmonella bacteria. The infectious dose is small, probably from 15 to 20 cells.
Do I Have a Cantaloupe Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Cantaloupe Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating recalled cantaloupe, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.