jueves, 10 de abril de 2008

FDA: Three More Salmonella Cantaloupe Recalls

Fourth cantaloupe recall was notified
The Salmonella cantaloupe scare is still not over. Three more cantaloupe recalls have been added to the growing list of recent cantaloupe recalls. Taylor Fresh Foods of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling selected fresh cut cantaloupe fruit products which may contain cantaloupe from Agropecuaria Montelibano and began recovering this product on March 22.
The Taylor Fresh product recall includes cut cantaloupe and mixed cut fruit in bowls and trays of all sizes distributed by Taylor. Retail and convenience store products were removed from sale in late March; foodservice distributors, who sell their own brand, have been notified. Labels include: Taylor Farms Gourmet Fruit Tray featuring Creamy Yogurt Dip, Taylor Fresh Melon Mix, Taylor Fresh Fruit Mix, Fresh Fruit Tray with Creamy Strawberry Dip. All Best if Used By Dates before March 30, 2008 are affected; subsequent dates are not. Fresh Express Foods Corporation, Inc. of Medford Oregon is voluntarily recalling cut cubed processed cantaloupe received from C.H. Robinson and supplied by Agropecuaria Montelibano.
The recalled cantaloupe was distributed to two local restaurants, one hospital, and one retirement center in Medford; one restaurant in Klamath Falls; and one grocery store?Price Less “Deli Department”?in Cave Junction. All have been contacted. ? Fresh Express Foods has received product from a new source and will continue to supply its customers.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, causing diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours of infection. The illness lasts a week and most recovers without treatment; however, in some, hospitalization is required. Severe cases can result in arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis and even death.
Source of Article: http://www.newsinferno.com/archives/2866 Aporte: Guillermo Figueroa

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