FDA is advising consumers that T.M. Kovacevich International of Philadelphia is recalling Honduran cantaloupes that it had purchased from Agropecuaria Montelibano. The recalled melons were distributed to wholesalers and processors in Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts and New Jersey, and might be for sale in some stores in those states.
The recall is part of the fallout from the Salmonella Litchfield outbreak in the United States and Canada that has been linked to cantaloupes from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a Honduran grower/packer. Melons that are part of this recall carry a "Mike's Melons" sticker. Unlabelled cantaloupes should be viewed with suspicion, because the sticker can fall off.
If you have purchased cantaloupes recently, please contact the store to find out their origin. If the melons are part of this series of recalls, they should be destroyed.
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