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California Company Voluntarily Recalls Cantaloupes

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(CBS4) – A California company is issuing a voluntary recall of cantaloupes that may have been sold in Colorado.

Colorado is one of many states where the cantaloupes may have been distributed in late August and early September.

According to the FDA, salmonella was found “on a single sample of cantaloupe during routine testing conducted at a wholesale produce distribution center.”

The company responsible for the recall is DFI Marketing Inc. of Fresno, and they are voluntarily issuing the recall in cooperation with the FDA.

No illnesses have been reported from any of the cantaloupes that are being recalled.

LINK: DFI Marketing Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Cantaloupe Because of the Possibility of Salmonella

A total of 28,000 cartons of the fruit are being recalled. They were packed in 6, 9, 12, 15, or 18 cantaloupes per carton of DFI brand cartons. The following would have been stamped in black on the carton: “826 CALIFORNIA WESTSIDE.”

Salmonella can cause major health problems, particularly for children and elderly people, as well as those with weakened immune systems.

RELATED: Stakes Remain High For Colorado Cantaloupe Growers

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