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.
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. Click here to learn more.
Breaking News: On September 12, 2011, the U.S Food & Drug Adminsitration and the U.S. Centers for Diesease 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 Food Poisoning 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 salmonella food poisoning lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Food Poisoning Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been sickened with Salmonella food poisoning after eating contaminated cantaloupe included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.