Salmonella Contamination Prompts Recall of Freshcut Cantaloupe in Oklahoma

November 17, 2023 USA

Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company Takes Action Amidst Concerns of Potential Health Risks

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In response to a recent recall of fresh, whole cantaloupes by Sophia Foods LLC, the Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company in Oklahoma City is recalling several freshcut cantaloupe products due to the potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall comes after the notification from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency about the Salmonella risk in cantaloupes.

The cantaloupes recalled by Sophia Foods LLC were utilized as raw material in 12 Vinyard cantaloupe products. Fortunately, no illnesses have been reported related to the consumption of these cantaloupes at the time of the recall.

The recall includes various fresh-cut products containing cantaloupe purchased from Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company between October 30 and November 10. These products were distributed in the state of Oklahoma through both retail and wholesale outlets.

Consumers are urged to check for the listed product codes and best-by dates and to take the following actions if in possession of the recalled products:

  • Do not consume, serve, sell, or distribute the recalled products.
  • Dispose of the recalled product or return it to the place of purchase.
  • Contact the retailer if unsure whether they have purchased the recalled product.

Vinyard has already communicated with retailers and wholesalers, instructing them to remove the recalled products from inventory immediately.

Consumers seeking more information can contact Jennifer Vogler at 405-639-2451. Additionally, anyone who suspects illness related to the recalled products is advised to seek medical attention, informing healthcare providers of potential Salmonella exposure.

Salmonella infections may present symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. While healthy adults usually recover within a week, severe cases may require hospitalization. Vulnerable populations, including children and the elderly, are at a higher risk of developing serious complications.

The Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company emphasizes the importance of prioritizing consumer safety and is taking swift action to address the potential risks associated with the Salmonella contamination in their freshcut cantaloupe products.


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