miércoles, 7 de agosto de 2013

5,400 cantaloupes recalled for Listeria by unidentified supplier

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 6, 2013 – Heeren Brothers Produce is recalling approximately 5,400 cantaloupes because of a possible health risk to consumers.

The produce, which was distributed to small, independent grocers in Michigan July 23-26, has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and should be discarded and not consumed.  The cantaloupes are Athena Cantaloupes, but have no stickers or other markings that identify them as such.
Heeren Brothers Produce has not received any case of reported illnesses related to this product to date.  The recall does not affect any other Heeren Brothers Produce products.

 After receiving notice from the FDA, Heeren Brothers Produce immediately alerted retailers and requested that they remove the produce from their shelves.  Heeren Brothers Produce has also contacted the supplier of the cantaloupes.  The source of the potential issue is still under investigation.  Heeren Brothers Produce is cooperating fully with the FDA.

Consumers who have questions may contact Heeren Brothers Produce at 616.452.2101 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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