FDA warns – Fresh-cut cantaloupe products recalled by Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company due to potential trace of Salmonella

Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has voluntarily recalled fresh-cut cantaloupe products under twelve different codes because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, reports the FDA.

While the organism can produce a relatively short-term infection in healthy individuals–as exhibited by fever, diarrhea (bloody or otherwise), nausea, vomiting, and pain of the abdomen–an infection can turn especially serious and possibly fatal in young children, elderly people, and those with compromised immune systems. A Salmonella infection has also been known, in rare cases, to advance into more serious conditions; in such cases, the organism enters the bloodstream, resulting in arterial infections (as in infected aneurysms), endocarditis, arthritis, and other severe illnesses.

Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company announced the recall on November 14, 2023, after its cantaloupe supplier, Nogales, Arizona-based Sophia Foods, LLC (DBA TruFresh) recalled its fresh, whole cantaloupes on November 8, 2023. Officials say Sophia Foods, LLC was prompted to take action after receiving a notification from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency concerning a possible Salmonella contamination.

While Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company has not been made aware of any related illnesses to date, the recall covers a range of products sold and distributed between October 30, 2023 and November 10, 2023, within the state of Oklahoma via retail and wholesale partners.

Affected products are as follows:

  • Fruit Medley Cup 6 oz Cup
    • Product Code 2972-3
    • Best By Dates: 11/14/2023, 11/19/2023
  • Cantaloupe Cube (2/5 lb Tray)
    • Product Code 3300-3
    • VFVC 306, VFVC 307,VFVC 310, VFVC 311,VFVC 312, VFVC 313
  • Fruit Mix Kit (4/5 lb Tray)
    • Product Code 3338-3
    • VFVC 306, VFVC 307,VFVC 312
  • Melon 6 oz Cup
    • Product Code 2963-3
    • Best By Dates 11/14/2023, 11/18/2023, 11/19/2023
  • Fruit Mix (2/5 lb Tray)
    • Product Code 3330-3
    • VFVC 306, VFVC 310
  • Cantaloupe Cube (5 lb Tray)
    • Product Code 3301-3
    • VFVC 307, VFVC 312
  • Cantaloupe Cubed 12 oz Cup
    • Product Code 3304-3
    • Best By Dates 11/19/2023, 11/20/2023
  • Melon Variety Pack
    • Product Code 0526-3
    • VFVC 307, VFVC 311, VFVC 313
  • 3 Melon Medley 6 oz Cup
    • Product Code 2964-3
    • Best By Date 11/15/2023
  • Fruit Medley 6 oz Cup
    • Product Code 2973-3
    • Best By Dates 11/15/2023, 11/17/2023
  • Cantaloupe Chunks 6 oz Cup
    • Product Code 2976-3
    • Best By Date 11/15/2023
  • Fruit Mix 12 Oz Cup
    • Product Code 3329-3
    • Best By Date 11/19/2023

All Vinyard retail and wholesale partners have since been alerted of the recall and have been asked to removed affected products from their inventories. Partners had the option of disposing of the recalled products or arranging to have the items picked up by a Vinyard representative.

Consumers who may have purchased a recalled product are asked to refrain from eating or further distributing the item. The product should be safely discarded or returned to the place of purchase. Those experiencing health issues believed to be related to the recalled product should seek medical attention.

Further questions may be directed to Vinyard representative Jennifer Vogler at 1-405-639-2451, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.


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