Food recall warning

Malichita brand and Rudy brand Cantaloupes recalled due to Salmonella

Brand(s)
Last updated

Summary

Product
Cantaloupes
Issue
Food - Microbial Contamination - Salmonella
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell, serve or distribute recalled products.

Distribution
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Possibly other provinces and territories

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Code
Malichita Cantaloupes N/A N/A Affected products were sold between October 11, 2023 and November 14, 2023, inclusive.
Rudy* Cantaloupes* N/A* N/A* Affected products were sold between October 10, 2023 and November 24, 2023, inclusive.*

Issue

The food recall warning issued on 2023-11-17 has been updated to include additional product information, marked by an asterisk (*). This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s food safety investigation.

The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider
  • Check to see if you have recalled products
  • Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased
  • Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the recalled product are advised to contact their retailer

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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Additional information

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of human illness. Please refer to the Public Health Notice for further details on this active outbreak investigation.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID: 15761, 15775, 15777, 15798, 15790, 15791, 15805, 15806, 15811, 15816, 15819, 15821, 15822, 15823

What is being done

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Food recall warning
Category
Food - Fruits and vegetables - Fresh
Companies

Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono, Beauvais Ltée., Grade A Fruits and Vegetables Ltd., Botsis Fruits & Legumes Inc., City Wide Produce Ltd., The LID Company, Courchesne Larose Ltée., Thomas Fruits and Vegetables, Global MJL Ltée., Chenail Fruits et Légumes, Joseph S. Chow Ltd., T&T Supermarket, Inc., Canadian Fruit & Produce Co. Inc.

Note: Each company listed here is responsible for some, but not necessarily all of the recalled products listed in the table above.

Published by
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Audience
General public
Distribution
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Possibly other provinces and territories
Recall class
Class 2
Identification number
RA-74513
History
Change log
2023-11-24: Updated to include additional product information, marked by an asterisk (*)
2023-11-17: Updated to include details on reported illnesses.
2023-11-17: Updated to include illness statement: There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
2023-11-14: Updated to include additional product information and additional distribution information.
Media and public enquiries

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: information@inspection.gc.ca

Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca