June 25, 2011 – Eagle Produce, LLC is now recalling certain lots of cantaloupe sold at Sam’s Club stores served by the Johnstown, NY and Pottsville, PA distribution centers due to the potential for salmonella contamination. The recall was initiated as a result of a routine test conducted by the USDA and New York Department of Agriculture. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
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.
Free Eagle Produce Cantaloupe Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has become severely sickened after consuming 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.
What’s the problem?
The new recall, which was announced by Eagle Produce, LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona includes cantaloupes shipped from Arizona to upstate New York in late May which were sold at Sam’s Club between June 2 and June 17, 2011. Sam’s Club has removed all cantaloupes from the locations and sent a notification to members that bought these melons.
Specific items involved in the recall include approximately 1760 cartons of cantaloupes with the lot code 147 count 9 printed on the side of the carton. Each carton contains nine melons, all of which bear a ‘Kandy’ sticker with the words ‘Cantaloupe USA.’ The cantaloupes were sold in bulk in brown cardboard cartons with the Kandy logo in white with the word ‘Cantaloupes’ in white littering over a red background.
Eagle Produce has stopped the production and distribution of the products in question. Consumers who believe they have purchased cantaloupes affected by this recall are advised to discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella food poisoning, also referred to as salmonellosis, is a common intestinal infection caused by bacteria infecting the lining of the small intestine. Salmonella infections are typically caused by handling and / or consuming contaminated food products, although the illness can also be contracted by handling certain reptiles including lizards, turtles, iguanas and snakes. Signs and symptoms of salmonellosis may include (but are not limited to):
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle pains
- Blood in the stool
Salmonellosis is more likely to occur and cause serious complications in individuals with compromised immune systems due to such medical conditions as HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, taking steroid medications or undergoing chemotherapy. Others at particularly high risk include infants and children, the elderly and pregnant women. Typhoid fever, a more serious disease caused by salmonella bacteria, frequently occurs in developing countries.
Do I have an Eagle Produce 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 Eagle Produce cantaloupe recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.