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

FDA has received additional recalls of pre-cut products made from recalled cantaloupes and has posted a compiled list of these recalls. As of November 28, 2023, CDC reported 117 cases from 34 states (AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI), with the latest onset date of November 14, 2023. Based on epidemiological data collected by the CDC, 40 of 52 cases report exposure to cantaloupe, and 19 people specifically reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe. On November 27, 2023, Kwik Trip initiated a recall of fresh-cut fruit cup and tray products containing cantaloupe with sell-by dates of November 4, 2023, through December 3, 2023, because cantaloupes recalled by TrueFresh were used as raw materials in these products. On November 28, 2023, Bix Produce recalled Grab N’ Go containers of cut cantaloupe and mixed fruit cups with sell-by dates of October 25, 2023, and October 26, 2023, because products were derived from cantaloupes that are involved in the Malachita cantaloupe recall. On November 29, 2023, GHGA recalled pre-cut fruit products made from whole cantaloupe subject to the TrueFresh recall. Recalled products were distributed to Kroger stores in AL and GA, Sprout’s Farmers Market stores in AL, GA, NC, and SC, and Trader Joe’s stores in AL, FL, GA, SC, and TN and have “sell-by” dates from 10/28/23 – 11/8/23. Since the last update on November 24, CDC has added a second strain of Salmonella (Oranienburg) to this outbreak investigation after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found this strain in a sample of Malichita brand cantaloupes.  Two people in the United States are infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg. @ 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 pre-cut cantaloupe. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.

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