Vancouver company issues recall on cantaloupe due to risk of salmonella contamination

Dec 19 2017, 8:17 pm

A Vancouver-based produce wholesaler has issued a recall for cantaloupe from two brands due to concerns the product carries risk of Salmonella contamination.

The recall of two kinds of cantaloupe distributed by Freshpoint Vancouver, Ltd. was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. There have been no reported cases of illnesses reported in this case so far.

Consumers who aren’t certain they purchased affected cantaloupe should check with their retailer. Anyone who has the affected cantaloupe on hand is being asked to throw away the melon or return it to the store from which it was purchased.

The CFIA cautions that food contaminated with Salmonella may not appear “spoiled,” but can make you ill nonetheless. The agency adds:

Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Affected cantaloupe has been sold in Alberta, B.C., and Manitoba.

Here are the details of the recall: