FDA warns – Fresh-cut cantaloupe products recalled by GHGA, LLC and Sofia Produce due to potential trace of Salmonella

GHGA, LLC has voluntarily recalled select fresh-cut cantaloupe products derived from whole fruits supplied by Sofia Produce, LLC (dba TruFresh), which were themselves recently recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella, according to the FDA.

While a Salmonella infection may cause relatively short-lived symptoms–including “fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain”–in healthy individuals, the organism could manifest as a major, sometimes fatal infection in people with weakened immune systems, as well as young children and elderly people. In other, rarer cases, a Salmonella infection may cause the organism to enter the bloodstream, making an individual prone to more advanced illnesses that include arterial infections (as in infected aneurysms), endocarditis, as well as arthritis.

Officials say the affected products were distributed and made available for purchase in Kroger stores across Alabama and Georgia, Sprouts stores across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as Trader Joe’s stores across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The fresh-cut products come in clear containers in square or round shapes with a “sell by” date and lot code printed on the label. A complete list of the recalled products, with their corresponding lot codes, can be found attached to the FDA communication.

At the time of the December 6, 2023 company announcement, the recalled GHGA fresh-cut cantaloupe products linked to the initial outbreak have expired. However, anyone who may have purchased and frozen the items are urged to dispose of them. The products may also be taken back to the point of purchase to receive a complete refund.

While GHGA said that no illnesses in connection to the fresh-cut products have been reported as of November 29, 2023, multiple illnesses linked to the whole cantaloupes recalled by Sofia Produce, LLC (dba TruFresh), per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Further questions or concerns may be directed to GHGA, LLC’s customer service line at 888-449-9386, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.


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