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article imageCFIA recall: Cantaloupes may have Salmonella contamination

By Karen Graham     Feb 19, 2016 in Food
Freshpoint Vancouver Ltd. is recalling Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes because of possible Salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
In a recall notice issued on Thursday, the CFIA is warning Canadians to not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the recalled melons.
This is a Class II recall, meaning it is a situation in which the use of, or exposure to, a violative product may cause temporary adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.
CTV News Canada is reporting the distributor, Freshpoint Vancouver, says the recalled product was distributed to retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and possibly, nationally.
The recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The agency is conducting a food safety investigation and the results may lead to a recall of additional products. The public will be notified with updated food recall reports.
The recall includes the following products:
1. Del Monte brand cantaloupe sold individually through Feb. 18, PLU code 4050;
2. Del Monte brand cantaloupe sold in 12-count cases, Lot 360012, no UPC number; and
3. Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupe sold in 3-count packs, Lot 127 12 035 5, no UPC number.
If you bought any of these products, according to Food Safety News, you are advised to throw them out or return them to your retailer. Do not consume them. The CFIA is verifying that the recalled products have been removed from the marketplace.
Freshpoint Vancouver Ltd, in Vancouver, B.C. operates as a subsidiary of FreshPoint Inc., known as North America's largest fresh produce distributor.
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