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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Friday, November 17, 2923, whole and pre-cut cantaloupes have caused dozens of cases of salmonella infection, including 17 hospitalizations, in 15 states and in Canada.

Recalled Food

Whole cantaloupes

  • Might have a sticker that says “Malichita”, “4050”, and “Product of Mexico/produit du Mexique”
  • Sold in many states between October 16 and October 23, 2023
  • See recall notice and expanded recall for more details

Vinyard brand pre-cut cantaloupes

  • Includes cantaloupe cubes, melon medleys, and fruit medleys
  • Sold in Oklahoma stores between October 30 and November 10, 2023
  • Most have a yellow label with “Vinyard,” and some have a red label with “Fresh”
  • See recall notice for product photos and more details

ALDI whole cantaloupe and pre-cut fruit products

  • Includes whole cantaloupes, cantaloupe chunks in clamshell packaging, and pineapple spears in clamshell packaging
  • Best-by dates between October 27 and October 31, 2023
  • Sold in ALDI stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin

What You Should Do: 

  • Do not eat any recalled cantaloupes and other fruit products. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them. 
  • Wash items and surfaces that may have touched the recalled fruit using hot soapy water or a dishwasher. 
  • Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these severe Salmonella symptoms: 
    • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F 
    • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving 
    • Bloody diarrhea 
    • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down 
    • Signs of dehydration, such as: 
      • Not peeing much 
      • Dry mouth and throat 
      • Feeling dizzy when standing up 

What Businesses Should Do 

  • Do not sell or serve recalled cantaloupes or recalled fruit products.  
  • Wash and sanitize items and surfaces that may have come in contact with recalled fruit. 

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