Oct 9, 2023
Eagle Produce recalls cantaloupe due to salmonella concerns

Eagle Produce LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona, has recalled 6,456 cases of whole Kandy brand cantaloupe because of the possibility they may be contaminated with salmonella.

The company issued the recall after a routine test by the Food and Drug Administration at a distribution center was positive for salmonella. The company notified the FDA of the recall on Sept. 27 and the FDA published a news release from Eagle Produce on Sept. 28. The FDA sent the news release to media outlets on Oct. 5.

Photo courtesy of the FDA

The recalled cantaloupe are Kandy brand whole cantaloupe with the Universal Product code of 4050 and lot codes of 797901, 797900 and 804918. They were grown in the U.S., according to the UPC label on the melons.

The melons were distributed between Sept. 5-16 to retailers in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.

The company is cooperating with the FDA on the recall, and no illnesses have been reported in connection with the cantaloupe since the company reported the recall to the FDA.

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