Honeydew Melons Now Included in Cantaloupe Recall
August 15, 2012
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More bad news for fruit salad lovers: following the recent recall of cantaloupes due to Listeria concerns, Burch Equipment LLC is expanding the recall to include all of this growing season’s honeydew melons. The FDA said that it has found Listeria bacteria on a honeydew melon grown and packed by Burch Farms.
The melons in this expanded recall were sold to distributors in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia. It is possible that those sellers may have further distributed the melons to other states.
The honeydew melons involved in this recall do not have any identifying stickers, but they were packed in shipping cases labeled “melons.” Anyone who has purchased melons should ask the store whether the fruit was obtained from Burch Farms.
Listeria can cause serious food poisoning. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. The FDA said that no one has been confirmed sick from this particular recall.