If You Have This Fresh Fruit In Your Texas Home, Throw It Away, It Could Kill You
There's one thing that people in Texas love and that is some fresh fruit. Unfortunately for most of us that is during the summer.
We have to get our fruit from the store once the growing season is over and unfortunately, the food we buy can hurt us.
A recall is being issued for cantaloupe
Sofia Produce, LLC, including the Trufresh brand, recalls all sizes of their fresh cantaloupe. The cantaloupe was packaged in cardboard containers with the Malichita label. These cantaloupes were sold between October 16, 2023, and October 23, 2023.
The recall is being issued because the cantaloupe could be contaminated with Salmonella.
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and producing more severe illness such as arterial infections (i.e. infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
These particular cantaloupes were sent to Arizona, California. Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida and Canada.
These cantaloupes have an individual PLU sticker located on the cantaloupe. The sticker says Malichita and the number 4050.
If you are a consumer the FDA suggests the following:
- Check to see if you have recalled products
- Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products
- Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased
- Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the recalled product are advised to contact their retailer.
- If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider
Trufresh is in the process of contacting the buyers of this particular product, those order numbers are as follows:
0128556, 0128624, 0128630, 0128632, 0128640, 0128643, 0128644, 0128646, 0128648, 0128651, -0128656, 0128669, 0128680, 0128682, 0128683, 0128700, 0225200, 0225201, 0225206, 0225214, 0225219, 0225222, 0225226, 0225227, 0225228, 0419611, 0419629, 0419630, 0419636, 0419671, 0419688, 0419693, 0419696, 0419697, 0419704, 0419710, 0419718, 0419772, 0516255, 0516268, 0516271, 0516279, 0516301, 0612143, 0612144, 0612148, 0612154, 0612156, 0612158, 0612171, 0612190, 0612191, 0612197, 0612198, 0612209, 0612225
If you are a buyer you should remove any leftover product immediately.
If you have questions, contact Tru Fresh Monday through Friday, 8 am- 5 pm Mountain Standard Time at (520) 394-7370.
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