Cantaloupe Recall Due to Salmonella ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Cantaloupe Recall Due to Salmonella

Several thousands cartons of cantaloupes from Costa Rica have been recalled after testing positive for salmonella. Castle Produce said the recall covered roughly 2,560 cartons of cantaloupes, which were delivered on or after February 16 to wholesalers in Los Angeles and San Francisco for distribution in the western states. So far, there have been no reports of illness, but the company is not quite sure if any of the fruit has reached stores. A plastic blanket used to hold the cantaloupes after they are harvested and washed is said to be the source of the salmonella. “The Dole Fresh Fruit Company on February 16 recalled about 6,100 cartons of cantaloupes distributed to wholesalers in the eastern United States and Quebec between February 5 and February 8. The cantaloupes also were imported from Costa Rica and tested positive for salmonella.

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