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Cantalope Recall-Again! Honduran Cantalope

March 28, 2008– JARD Marketing, Lawrence, Massachusetts is recalling selected fresh cut fruit products which  contain cantaloupe which has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 

On March 26, 2008, JARD marketing was requested by its supplier T. M. Kovacevich International Inc, to recall products produced with cantaloupe from Agropecuaria Montelibano.

Foodservice products are packed in plastic pails or jars, and retail products are packed in plastic cups and trays. This recall affects all packs and sizes.  Products under this recall were distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Food Service products containing cantaloupe packed in plastic pails and jars include the following brands:

  • Pebble Beach,
  • Festival Of Fruit,
  • Cornucopia Sweet,
  • Jambo Chef,
  • Fowler Fruit Mix,
  • Instantwhip,
  • Syracuse Banana
  • City Line Food Dist. 

Pails under this recall are coded with an expiration date from “Exp Apr 7, 2008” to “Exp Apr 22, 2008 or with a Julian Code of “08067” to “08082”.  Plastic jars under this recall are coded with an expiration date of “Exp Apr 22, 2008” to “May 7, 2008” or with a Julian Code of “08067” to “08082”.

Retail products containing cantaloupe packed in plastic cups and trays include the following brands: Frosty Fresh, Fresh Hand Cut, Fruit On The Go, Highland Park, Bruegger’s Bagels, Sid Wainer & Son, Hannaford Brothers and Garden Highway Plant # P-005. Plastic cups and trays under this recall are coded with a sell by date of  “3/29/08” or earlier.

Symptoms of food borne Salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. In persons with poor health or weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections.

We are unaware to date of any illnesses that may be associated with any products containing cantaloupe, sold by JARD Marketing Corp., or its distributors.

Establishments who have any of the products involved should contact their supplier for disposition instructions. Consumers with questions may contact JARD Marketing Corp. at (978) 681-8900.

 

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