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Cantaloupe Recall: Possible Food Poisoning in 3 NW States

In a nutshell: Cantaloupes distributed by a Spokane company used the questionable and sickening cantaloupes from Honduras.

The products recalled by Charlie’s Produce Spokane include the following fruit items containing cut cantaloupe:

Retail Products:

Cut Fruit 4 Section – 40oz
Cut Cantaloupe – 24oz, 16oz, 8oz
Cut Honeydew/Cantaloupe – 16oz
Mixed Fruit –24oz, 16oz, 8oz
Rainbow – 24oz, 16oz, 8oz
Cut Fruit Tray Deli – 12′, 8′
Cut Fruit Tray – 76oz, 40oz 8′
Grab & Go Fruit Tray – 16oz
Foodservice Products:

Cut Cantaloupe – 20lb, 64oz
Cut Mixed Fruit – 20lb, 64oz
The above products containing cantaloupe were distributed in Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Montana to retail stores, delis, and foodservice institutions.

Products are branded with the Charlie’s Produce name and logo, in a hard plastic clamshell, with a Use By date of 3 07 through 3 29 stamped on the bottom of the container.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Cantaloupe used in these products may have been supplied from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a Honduran grower and packer, to Charlie’s Produce Spokane. This recall was initiated when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an import alert regarding cantaloupe from this grower, because, based on current information, fruit from this company appears to be associated with a Salmonella Litchfield outbreak in the United States and Canada.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Customers with questions may contact the company through:
Mike Ruff – Food Safety Director – 206-625-1412 Monday – Friday.


  1. just bought 2 cantalopes at Ingles, 2 for 5 dollars, then heard they might make me sick. can i take them back for a refund.

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