Stop & Shop recalls TruFresh Cantaloupe purchased between Oct. 23 and Nov. 11 at 183 of its store locations. This product is being recalled due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination linked to a nationwide outbreak. 

The recalled cantaloupe sold at Stop & Shop has the standard PLU – 4050. Stop & Shop did not provide any other identifying information.

Customers who purchased this impacted product should discard unused portions and bring their receipts to the store for a full refund.

The full list of affected stores can be viewed by clicking the link below. Consumers can call the Stop & Shop Customer Care team at 800-767-7772 to determine if they may have purchased the recalled item.

The cantaloupe being recalled by Stop & Shop is part of nationwide recalls related to an outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened 302 people and killed four in the United States. The outbreak has also sickened 153 people in Canada, killing six.

In the United States, recalled whole cantaloupe from the following brands are:

  • Whole fresh cantaloupes with a label on the cantaloupe that says “Malichita” or “Rudy,” “4050,” and “Product of Mexico/produit du Mexique.”
  • Retailers and wholesalers would have received recalled whole melons from Sofia Produce doing business as TruFresh in boxes labeled “Malichita” or “Rudy,” or from Crown Jewels Produce in boxes labeled “Malichita/Z Farms,” or from Pacific Trellis in corrugated cartons with specific lot codes.

Recalled pre-cut cantaloupe and products containing pre-cut cantaloupes made from recalled whole cantaloupes are:

  • ALDI cantaloupe cut cantaloupe and pineapple spears in clamshell packaging with Best-by dates between Oct. 27 and Oct. 31 and sold in IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, and WI.
  • Vinyard cantaloupe chunks and cubes, fruit mixes, melon medleys, and fruit cups containing cantaloupe. Most have a “Vinyard” label, and some have a red label with “Fresh” sold between October 30 and November 10 in Oklahoma stores.
  • Freshness Guaranteed (sold at Walmart stores) seasonal blend, melon trio, melon mix, fruit blend, fruit bowl, seasonal fruit tray, fruit mix, and cantaloupe chunks; and RaceTrac fruit medley sold in clear square or round plastic containers. Recalled products were sold at select retail stores in IN, MI, OH, KY, NC, TN, VA, IL, TX, and LA (see recall announcement for lot codes and “best by” dates).
  • KwikTrip 6-oz mixed fruit cup, 6-oz cantaloupe cup, and 16-oz fruit tray distributed to Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Stop-N-Go, Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery, and Tobacco Outlet Plus convenience stores in WI, MN, IA, MI, IL, and SD.
  • Bix Produce 5.75-oz Created Fresh! Cantaloupe Grab N’ Go fruit cups, Created Fresh! Grab N’ Go and Jack & Olive mixed fruit cups are sold in MN, ND, SD, and WI.
  • GHGA pre-cut products containing cantaloupe are branded as Sprouts Farmers Market Trader Joe’s, and unbranded products are sold at Kroger. Recalled products were distributed to Kroger stores in AL and GA, Sprout’s Farmers Market stores in AL, GA, NC, and SC, and Trader Joe’s stores in AL, FL, GA, SC, and TN (see recall for lot codes and “sell-by” dates).
  • Cut Fruit Express Caribou Coffee Fruit Mix CHPG 6.5oz and Cut Fruit Express-brand of 6.5oz, 15oz, 16oz, 32oz packages of Fruit Mix containing cantaloupes. This recall also includes food service packages of cantaloupe chunks and fruit mixes containing cantaloupe.
  • TGD Cuts, LLC fresh-cut fruit cup, clamshell, and tray products containing cantaloupe.
  • Stop & Shop
    Truefresh Cantaloupe was purchased between Oct. 23 and Nov. 11, 2023, in CT, NJ, and NY.

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 cantaloupe 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.

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 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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