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Cut Fruit Express, Inc. Announces a Voluntary Recall of Fresh Cut Fruit Products Containing Cantaloupe Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 13, 2012 - Cut Fruit Express, Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling, out of an abundance of caution, packaged fruit products containing cantaloupes, distributed through September 5th, 2012, with Use-by Dates as listed below, since they contain cantaloupe which have been recalled by supplier DFI Marketing Inc., due to potential contamination with Salmonella.
No illnesses have been reported specific to the Cut Fruit Express Products that are the subject of this voluntary, precautionary recall.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The voluntary recall extends only to the products with the Use-by Dates listed below and sold in the following states: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
No other Cut Fruit Express products, other than those listed below, are included in the recall.
Consumers who may have purchased the affected product are advised not to eat any of the affected product, immediately dispose of the product or return the product to the place of purchase for credit. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 651-438-8834.
Retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.
Cut Fruit Express, Inc. has earned an outstanding safety record and has taken immediate precautionary measures to protect public health by issuing this voluntary recall. Cut Fruit Express service representatives have already contacted all customers impacted and are in the process of confirming that the recalled products are not in the stream of commerce.