OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company in Oklahoma City has initiated a voluntary recall of its fresh-cut cantaloupe products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The fresh, whole cantaloupes from Sophia Foods, LLC (DBA Trufresh) in Nogales, Arizona, used by Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company in their products were recalled Nov. 8 after a notification by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of a potential contamination with Salmonella.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare instances, infection with Salmonella can enter the bloodstream and result in more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the cantaloupes, to date.
This recall includes the following fresh-cut products containing cantaloupe purchased from Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company from October 30 to November 10 and distributed in the state of Oklahoma through retail and wholesale outlets:
|Product Code||Description||Best By Date(s)/VFVC Code|
|2972-3||Fruit Medley Cup 6 oz Cup||11/14/2023|
|3300-3||Cantaloupe Cube (2/5 lb Tray)||VFVC 306, VFVC 307,|
VFVC 310, VFVC 311,
VFVC 312, VFVC 313
|3338-3||Fruit Mix Kit (4/5 lb Tray)||VFVC 306, VFVC 307,|
|2963-3||3 Melon 6 oz Cup||11/14/2023|
|3330-3||Fruit Mix (2/5 lb Tray)||VFVC 306, VFVC 310|
|3301-3||Cantaloupe Cube (5 lb Tray)||VFVC 307,VFVC 312|
|3304-3||Cantaloupe Cubed 12 oz Cup||11/19/2023|
|0526-3||Melon Variety Pack||VFVC 307,VFVC 311,|
|2964-3||3 Melon Medley 6 oz Cup||11/15/2023|
|2973-3||Fruit Medley 6 oz Cup||11/15/2023|
|2976-3||Cantaloupe Chunks 6 oz Cup||11/15/2023|
|3329-3||Fruit Mix 12 Oz Cup||11/19/2023|
View images of the products on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.
Consumers who believe that they are in possession of any of the products affected by this recall should take the following actions:
- Check to see if you have recalled products.
- Do not consume, serve, sell or distribute recalled products.
- Dispose of the recalled product or return to the location where they were purchased.
- Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the recalled product are advised to contact their retailer.
- If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider.
Vinyard has contacted all retailers and wholesalers who purchased these products and notified them to remove recalled products from their inventory immediately and dispose of products or arrange for their pick-up by a Vinyard representative.
Consumers may obtain additional information by calling Jennifer Vogler at 1-405-639-2451, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.