US: Cantaloupes shipped to Wal-Mart Supercenters recalled due to salmonella fear

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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.


Publication date: 6/12/2009



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