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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2016) - Freshpoint Vancouver, Ltd. is recalling Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba and may have been distributed in other provinces.
Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected cantaloupes are advised to check with their retailer.
|Del Monte||Cantaloupe||1 count||PLU 4050||Sold up to and including February 18, 2016|
|Del Monte||Cantaloupe (case)||12 count||None||Lot 360012|
|Sysco Imperial Fresh||Cantaloupe||3 count||None||Lot 127 12 035 5|
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
CFIA Media Relations