Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company of Oklahoma City, OK, is recalling freshcut cantaloupe products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Some of the freshcut cantaloupe products have best-by dates stretching to Nov. 22.
Because of a Nov. 8 recall of fresh, whole cantaloupes by Sophia Foods LLC, doing business as Trufresh, in response to a notification by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of a potential contamination with Salmonella, Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company is issuing this recall. Cantaloupes recalled by Sophia Foods LLC were used as a raw material in 12 Vinyard cantaloupe products.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with subject cantaloupes as of the posting of the recall.
This recall includes the following fresh-cut products containing cantaloupe purchased from Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company from Oct. 30 to Nov. 10 and distributed in the state of Oklahoma through retail and wholesale outlets:
|Product Code||Description||Best By Date(s)/VFVC Code|
|2972-3||Fruit Medley Cup 6 oz Cup||11/14/2023 11/19/2023|
|3300-3||Cantaloupe Cube (2/5 lb Tray)||VFVC 306, VFVC 307, VFVC 310, VFVC 311, VFVC 312, VFVC 313|
|3338-3||Fruit Mix Kit (4/5 lb Tray)||VFVC 306, VFVC 307, VFVC 312|
|2963-3||3 Melon 6 oz Cup||11/14/2023 11/18/2023 11/19/2023|
|3330-3||Fruit Mix (2/5 lb Tray)||VFVC 306, VFVC 310|
|3301-3||Cantaloupe Cube (5 lb Tray)||VFVC 307,VFVC 312|
|3304-3||Cantaloupe Cubed 12 oz Cup||11/19/2023 11/20/2023|
|0526-3||Melon Variety Pack||VFVC 307,VFVC 311, VFVC 313|
|2964-3||3 Melon Medley 6 oz Cup||11/15/2023|
|2973-3||Fruit Medley 6 oz Cup||11/15/2023 11/17/2023|
|2976-3||Cantaloupe Chunks 6 oz Cup||11/15/2023|
|3329-3||Fruit Mix 12 Oz Cup||11/19/2023|
Vinyard has contacted all retailers and wholesalers who purchased these products and notified them to remove recalled products from their inventory immediately and dispose of products or arrange for their pick-up by a Vinyard representative.
Consumers who believe that they are in possession of any of the products affected by this recall should take the following actions:
- Check to see if you have recalled products.
- Do not consume, serve, sell or distribute recalled products.
- Dispose of the recalled product or return to the location where they were purchased.
- Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the recalled product are advised to contact their retailer.
- If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider.
Consumers may obtain additional information by calling Jennifer Vogler at 405-639-2451.
About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis if testing is not done.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.
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