November 20, 2009: Cantaloupes Recalled by Five Crowns Marketing

A voluntary recall has been announced on the FDA website by Five Crowns Marketing.

The company packages and ships the Majesty label cantaloupes.  Lab analyses have provided evidence that Salmonella existed and may have contaminated a lot of the cantaloupes.

The produce was packed on November 4 and shipped between November 4 and November 13, 2009.  The following states received shipments of the produce:  California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

According to Five Crowns, “[c]antaloupes were packed in various sizes with and without individual label stickers. All cartons carry the label “Majesty” and are further identified with lot numbers 198 2 or 198 3, packed dates Nov 4, Nov 6, and Nov 10. Also those cantaloupes that contain stickered labels are identified with the label “Majesty”.”

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may include chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

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