A salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupe imported from Mexico has spread through several U.S. states and Canada. As of November 17, 2023, at least 43 people in the U.S. and eight people in Canada had been infected with Salmonella linked to the same cantaloupes. At least 17 of those people required hospitalization.
On November 15, 2023, Sofia Produce, LLC issued a recall of all fresh cantaloupes it distributed in packages labeled with the “Malichita” brand between October 16 and 23, 2023. The cantaloupes were distributed directly to Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida, and Canada, and may have reached consumers through retail outlets outside of those areas.
The outbreak also includes Vinyard brand pre-cut cantaloupes and ALDI brand whole and pre-cut cantaloupes. Sofia Produce is contacting each of its buyers to advise them of the recall. Consumers should check to see if they have recalled products, which should not be consumed. If consumers are unsure whether they have purchased a recalled product, they are advised to contact their retailer.
'article_source','The Daily Intake',
'type_of_law1','Biotech, Food, Drug',
'type_of_law2','Administrative & Regulatory',
'author1','Food and Drug Law at Keller and Heckman',
'title','Imported Cantaloupe Recalled in U.S. and Canada',
'organization','Keller and Heckman LLP'