A Minnesota-based company is recalling its fresh cut fruit products because they contain cantaloupes that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Cut Fruit Express, Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, MN issued a voluntary recall of products distributed through September 5, 2012, because they were made with cantaloupes recalled by Fresno, CA-based DFI Marketing Thursday after a federal testing program revealed the presence of the bacteria in a sample. The fresh cut fruits subject to this recall were sold in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. As many as half a million cantaloupes are included in the DFI recall. Consumers who purchased Cut Fruit Express products can return them to their point of purchase for a full refund. Cut Fruits is advising retailers to check their inventories to make sure that none of the affected products are available for sale. Only products with certain use-by dates are subject to this recall, according to the company, however those dates are not currently listed in the recall notice. Customers with questions are encouraged to call the company at 651-438-8834. Symptoms of Salmonella infection usually begin between 6 and 48 hours after infection and include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. If you think you may have contracted a Salmonella infection, contact your healthcare provider.

  • husna aijaz

    Problems: Food Companies are not updating themselves with the current recalled food ingredients/products on time.
    Argument: Companies need to designate individuals with appropriate background to keep upto date on food safety issues/recalls happening globally. This can alleviate the burden of their product getting recalled and save precious production time as well their reputation in the food industry.
    Solution: Food Safety News can offer a weekly newsletter to food companies so the quality control/Regulatory department can be upto date on the recalls.

  • hannah oluyemi

    Proper testing of all materials input into a product must be carried out; then analysis of the product especially microbial testing should not be ignored before the product is released to the market. This helps to avoid issues that will lead to product recall