Dole Recalls Cantaloupes After FDA Salmonella Warning

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Earlier today FDA warned about Cantaloupes that have the potential of Salmonella risk. This warning prompted Dole to recall Cantaloupes.

Dole Fresh Fruit Company is recalling cantaloupes. The cantaloupes have been contaminated with Salmonella. All cantaloupes from Costa Rica are being recalled by Dole.

FDA Cantaloupes Warning News

To date, the FDA has received reports of 50 illnesses in 16 states and nine illnesses in Canada linked to the consumption of cantaloupes. No deaths have been reported; however, 14 people have been hospitalized. The states are Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

DOLE Cantaloupes Recall News

Approximately 6,104 cartons of cantaloupes were distributed to wholesalers in regions of the eastern United States and Quebec between February 5 and February 8, 2007. The cantaloupes have a light green color skin on the exterior, with orange flesh. The cantaloupes were distributed for sale in bulk in cardboard cartons, with 9, 12 or 15 cantaloupes to a carton. The recalled cartons are dark brown with "Dole Cantaloupes" in red lettering. They have a thirteen-digit number on a white tag pasted to the carton; the tenth digit is a 2.

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