shipped to Wal-Mart Supercenters recalled due to salmonella fear
Fruit and vegetable supplier L&M Companies is recalling one lot of whole
cantaloupes due to the potential for salmonella contamination.
The Raleigh company said the cantaloupes were sold between May 10 and May 15
in Wal-Mart Supercenter stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and South
Hill, Va. No illnesses have been reported.
L&M Companies takes food safety seriously and we are committed to the
shoppers who buy our products everyday, Mike McGee, vice president of
production and grower development said in a written statement. We are
issuing this recall because we want to ensure that even the slightest risk to
public health is minimized.
The company said it is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to
inform consumers about the recall. Consumers who have purchased whole
cantaloupes from these Wal-Mart stores should dispose of them.
L&M issued the recall after a farm where L&M purchases products
tested positive for salmonella bacteria. L&M said it has ceased shipments
from this farm and that the farm is investigating the problem.