Del Monte Recalls Cantaloupes in Detroit Area

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Del Monte Fresh Produce has recalled certain cantaloupes that were grown in and shipped from Arizona, but distributed to limited customers in and around Detroit. The melons may be contaminated with salmonella


Eighty-one cartons of cantaloupes, each containing 15 melons, were distributed to wholesalers in Detroit. The cantaloupes reached retail and foodservice outlets beginning Oct. 11. 

The cantaloupes have a light brown skin and orange flesh. Each has a Del Monte sticker that reads “Cantaloupe USA.” 

The affected melons were sold in bulk in cardboard cartons and have the lot codes W-11-147-43-size 15 or W-11-14-19 size 15. 

A random test conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture detected the presence of salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date. 

 If you have uneaten cantaloupe affected by this recall, you may contact Del Monte at (800) 659-6500. 

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