Update on the outbreak investigation of Salmonella in Cantaloupes (November 2023)

The FDA updated the information on the outbreak of Salmonella in cantaloupes. The whole cantaloupe associated with the outbreak are from the following brands: “Malichita” or “Rudy,” “4050”, and “Product of Mexico/produit du Mexique.” On November 24, Pacific Trellis initiated a recall of whole fresh cantaloupes distributed between October 18 - 26 in California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin and sold in various retail supermarkets. On November 22, 2023, Crown Jewels Produce issued a recall of whole fresh cantaloupes, Sofia Produce expanded their recall of fresh whole cantaloupe, and CF Dallas initiated a recall of fresh cut fruit products made from whole cantaloupe subject to the Sofia Produce recall. As of November 24, 2023, the CDC reported 99 cases with 45 hospitalizations from 32 states, with the latest onset date of November 10, 2023. Retailers and wholesalers would have received recalled whole melons from Crown Jewels Produce in boxes labeled “Malachita/Z Farms” or from Sofia, Produce doing business as TrueFresh in boxes labeled “Malichita” or “Rudy,” or from Pacific Trellis in corrugated cartons with certain lot codes. As a result of the cantaloupe recall, products made from the cantaloupe were also recalled. The cut produce was sold in ALDI, Viyard, and Freshness Guaranteed.  @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-cantaloupes-november-2023?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


 Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Cantaloupes (November 2023)
Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Cantaloupes (November 2023)

Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled cantaloupes or recalled products containing cantaloupe. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.

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