Recall: Cantaloupe Sold in Illinois, Indiana & Kentucky Contaminated with Salmonella
An Arizona-based produce company is taking action to ensure public safety. Eagle Produce LLC is voluntarily recalling 6,456 cases of whole cantaloupes due to potential Salmonella contamination. The decision follows a rigorous test conducted by the FDA on cantaloupes at a distribution center.
Salmonella is a harmful bacteria that can lead to severe infections, especially in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Even healthy individuals may experience symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which can be bloody), and abdominal pain if exposed to Salmonella, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Food and Drug Administration warns that in rare cases, the infection can spread to the bloodstream, causing more critical conditions like arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.
Affected Cantaloupe Details
The whole cantaloupes sold at grocers under the Kandy brand name are marked with varying lot codes. However, the following UPC Numbers are included in the recall:
- 4050 797901
- 4050 797900
- 4050 804918
No Other Produce Impacted at this Time
It is worth noting that no other products or lot code dates from Eagle Produce LLC are affected by this recall and the company is actively cooperating with the FDA in this recall process.
As of September 27th, 2023, there have been no reported illnesses linked to the recalled cantaloupes. This underscores the importance of such precautionary measures.
What Should You Do?
If you have purchased any of the recalled cantaloupes, you are strongly advised not to consume them. The safest course of action is to dispose of these products. For further information and assistance, consumers can contact Eagle Produce LLC at 1-800-627-8674. The customer care team is available Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM PST.
If you or someone you know has concerns about illness related to the consumption of these cantaloupes, it is recommended to reach out to a healthcare provider. Early intervention can make a significant difference in managing any potential health issues.
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