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U.S. food safety officials are urging consumers not to eat recalled cantaloupe products due to risk of illness while the outbreak is investigated. of Salmonella infection.
At least 43 people in 15 states have become ill with the bacteria. The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.. At least 17 of them are hospitalized. The most recent illness was reported on November 6th.
Three brands, Malchita, Aldi and Vineyard, have recalled several types of raw cantaloupe and pineapple products sold in at least 13 states across the country and Canada.
According to the FDA, 15 of the 29 people who became ill reported exposure to cantaloupe.
The recalls, issued in the days leading up to the FDA’s investigation announcement, apply to:
- whole fresh cantaloupe It has labels reading “Marichita” and “Made in Mexico/Produit du Mexic,” and will be on sale from October 16th to 23rd.
- aldi The cantaloupe, cut cantaloupe and pineapple spears are sold in clamshell packaging and have a best before date of October 27th to 31st.
- vineyard Cantaloupe chunks and cubes, fruit mix, melon medley, fruit cup with cantaloupe. Most have a “Vinyard” label. Some even have a red “fresh” label. On sale from October 30th to November. He has 10 locations in Oklahoma.
The recalled fruit will be sold at stores in Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida, and Canada. However, it may have reached consumers in other regions through further retail distribution.
People infected with Salmonella usually experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain, with symptoms beginning 6 hours to 6 days after ingesting the bacteria. Most people recover after 4-7 days. Children under the age of 5 and the elderly are at higher risk of developing serious and sometimes fatal illness.