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Cantaloupe in Ontario May Contain Salmonella

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Metro Ontario Inc. are warning the public not to consume cantaloupes sold at an Ontario retail outlet because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The cantaloupes were sold unwrapped at Food Basics, 2452 Sheppard Ave. E., North York, Ontario, on September 12, 2011. There is no lot code sticker, UPC or product name on the individual melons.

There have been no reported illnesses.

The retailer, Metro Ontario Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product. 

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday).

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