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Cantaloupe recall - melons were sent to NC

Posted September 28, 2011

The cantaloupe recall that started over a week ago continues and the fruit was distributed to NC stores, according to the FDA. Make sure you don't have any in your home.

According to a WRAL story today, illnesses from the cantaloupes grown by Jensen Farms in Colorado, are expected to rise. The FDA reports that the cantaloupes were shipped to North Carolina. Here is the information from the FDA website on how to identify if your cantaloupe has been recalled:

"The whole cantaloupes have a green and white sticker that reads: Product of USA- Frontera Produce-Colorado Fresh-Rocky Ford-Cantaloupe or a gray, yellow, and green sticker that reads: Jensen Farms-Sweet Rocky Fords. If the whole cantaloupe is unlabeled, please contact your retail store for sourcing information. Jensen Farms is requesting any consumer that many have one of these cantaloupes to please destroy the products."

Click HERE for more information about this recall from the FDA.


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  • rayne0524 Sep 29, 2011

    Last time I had cantaloupe was about 5-6 weeks ago. I still feel fine, guess it wasn't grown in Colorado on that farm.

  • solarflare40 Sep 29, 2011

    Please keep sending melons to NC. I LOVE melons!

  • pirategirl12 Sep 29, 2011

    This is an example of why I am thankful that I joined my "produce club" (for lack of a better word) and all of it is local.

  • momboozer Sep 29, 2011

    According to last night's news. I can take up to a month for your to even get sick from the lysteria virus. By then you have no idea what you are sick from.

  • HappyGirl08 Sep 29, 2011

    Scary. I'm out of cantaloupe for the moment. Guess I will hold off on buying any unless I can verify where it came from.

  • Nancy Sep 29, 2011

    Call me a chicken, but I won't be buying any cantelopes this week, even though Kroger says they don't have any of the affected products, and their sale of 3/$5 is a great buy - I'll pass and stick to apples this week.

  • Oxymoron02 Sep 28, 2011

    *IF* it's animal waste run-off from a CAFO or *IF* it's contaminated manure sourced from a CAFO, I really won't be surprised.

    *walks away grumbling about how feeding corn to cows is a really bad idea*

  • ckblackm Sep 28, 2011

    Looks like Harris Teeter & Kroger aren't affected by these (according to their respective websites)

  • marybethwright06 Sep 28, 2011

    Definately scary ...

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 28, 2011

    They weren't grown in NC, Marybeth. They are from Holly, Colorado. Kinda scary that any cantaloupes are deadly, though.....