FDA Alert: Yet another company is recalling cantaloupe products nationwide because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. of Depew, New York, has issued a recall for nearly 5,000 packages of fresh cut cantaloupe as part of a larger recall involving Rocky Ford cantaloupes produced by Jensen Farms of Holly, Colorado. Consumers having the recalled products in their possession should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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 Fruit Fresh Up Cantaloupe Recall Suit Evaluation:If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeria food poisoning after consuming Fruit Fresh Up cantaloupes 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?
October 6, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. of Depew, New York, is currently recalling approximately 4,800 individual packages of the following products because they may be tainted with Listeria monocytogenes:
- Cantaloupe Chunks
- Cantaloupe Slices
- Gourmet Fruit Salad
- Small Fruit Salad
- Small and Large Fruit Salad with Pineapple
- Fruit Salad with Kiwi
- Fruit Trays
These products were acquired from an independent wholesaler and distributed to Buffalo, New York and surrounding areas between August 31 and September 11 in retail stores and through catering orders. According to the company, Fresh Fruit Up, Inc. was not advised of the potential listeria contamination until Thursday, September 27th.
This action is part of a massive recall involving Rocky Ford cantaloupes produced by Jensen Farms in Holly, Colorado. The FDA has confirmed that Listeria monocytogenes was found in samples taken from a Denver area retailer and the Jensen Farms packing facility. The cantaloupes were distributed to at least 17 different U.S. states between July 29th and September 10th. To date, there have been a total of at least 96 illnesses – including 18 deaths – linked to contaminated melons sold by Jensen Farms. The company issued a nationwide recall of its cantaloupes after news of the listeria outbreak, and has ceased production of the product while the FDA determines the source of the problem.
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.
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