Saturday, February 17, 2007

Chickens running across my melons?!

Another recall to do with Salmonella!

Dole has issued a recall on cartons of cantaloupes in the Eastern US and Quebec, Canada, after discovering the fruit tested positive for salmonella. Approximately 6000 cartons of the Costa Rican-grown fruit were distributed to wholesalers between the dates of February 5th though 8th, though no reports of illness have yet come in.

Though I don't know how this will help those that bought individual cantaloupes, the cartons they were packaged in were dark brown with red lettering and have a 13-digit number on them with the tenth digit of 2. If you think you may have purchased some, you can contact the store where you got them, or Dole directly at 1-800-232-8888.

Though a salmonella infection can be fatal, the most common symptoms are diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain and vomiting. (Slashfood)

It's getting tougher for me to dare to eat raw food lately...

1 comment:

It's Me, Maven... said...

It's always a good habit to thoroughly wash melons. I use dawn and a scotch brite pad, give a good scrub and rinse thoroughly.