The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that Freshpoint of Vancouver is recalling Del Monte and Sysco cantaloupes after the Agency tested and found positive Salmonella samples. There have been no injuries to date.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Recall Notice
Food Recall Warning - Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes distributed by Freshpoint Vancouver, Ltd. recalled due to Salmonella
Recall date:February 18, 2016 Reason for recall:Microbiological - Salmonella Hazard classification:Class 2 Company / Firm:Freshpoint Vancouver Ltd. Distribution:Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Possibly National Extent of the distribution:Retail Reference number:10409
Ottawa, February 18, 2016 - Freshpoint Vancouver, Ltd. is recalling Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the recalled products described below.
Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected cantaloupes are advised to check with their retailer.
Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Del Monte Cantaloupe 1 count Sold up to and including February 18, 2016 PLU 4050
Del Monte Cantaloupe (case) 12 count Lot 360012 None
Sysco Imperial Fresh Cantaloupe 3 count Lot 127 12 035 5 None
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
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View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process
This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.