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Recalled Cantaloupes Were Sent to 463 Food Lion Stores

Food Lion received recalled Burch Farms “Caribbean Gold” cantaloupes at 463 locations in seven states, the supermarket chain announced Tuesday. The cantaloupes were first recalled on July 28 due to a random sample testing positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Food Lion published a list of affected stores, which includes locations in GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV.

The recalled melons feature a red Burch Farms sticker with PLU #4319.

Food Lion has urged customers to discard any recalled cantaloupes, but to save the PLU sticker for a full refund.

Burch Farms’ initial announcement identified “Athena” cantaloupes as the variety under recall, before correcting it to be Caribbean Gold. Read this Food Safety News report to learn more about the recall and the difference in appearance between the two varieties.

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  • Marjorie Hayes

    Are there any reports of food poisoning symptoms in Florida from cantaloupes?