Updated November 30 with Sprouts, Kroger, Trader Joe’s recall Whole and cut cantaloupe products sold at ALDI, Walmart, Kwik Trip, Kroger Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, and other stores nationwide have been recalled in connection with a deadly Salmonella outbreak.
The recalled melon, imported from Mexico, was sold whole under the brand names Malichita and Rudy. It was also sold cut and packaged under brand names including Kwik Trip, Vinyard, Fresh, ALDI, RaceTrac, and Freshness Guaranteed, a Walmart brand.
The outbreak, which also includes illnesses and one fatality in Canada, is linked to two strains of Salmonella – Sundvsall and Oranienburg. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency found these strains in Malichita brand cantaloupes.
Malichita Cantaloupe Salmonella Recall
The recalls associated with this outbreak are:
Malichita and Rudy brand whole cantaloupe recalled by:
- Sofia Produce of Nogales, Arizona, which does business under the name Trufresh.
- Jewel Marketing and Agribusiness LLC (dba Crown Jewels Produce) of Fresno, CA
- Pacific Trellis Fruit dba Dulcinea
- ALDI whole cantaloupe
- Kwik Trip cut cantaloupe cups, mixed fruit cups and trays
- Vinyard [sic] cut cantaloupe chunks and cubes sold separately and in fruit mixes, melon medleys, and fruit cups under the brand names Vinyard and Fresh
- CF Dallas, LLC recall for cantaloupe, chunks, seasonal blends, and melon trios sold under Walmart’s Freshness Guaranteed label and the RaceTrac label
- ALDI cut cantaloupe, and pineapple spears in clamshell packaging
- GHGA cut cantaloupe and mixed fruit sold at Kroger, Sprouts, and Trader Joe’s
- Bix Produce cantaloupe and mixed fruit “grab n go” cups sold at Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin convenience stores, delis, and business cafes.
- Cut Fruit Express recall for cut fruit cups sold at Caribou Coffee
Where the Recalled Melon was Sold
The recalled melon was sold at stores nationwide including :
- Trader Joe’s
- Race Trac
- Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Stop-N-Go, Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery, and Tobacco Outlet Plus
- Other grocery and convenience stores
Symptoms of a Salmonella Infection
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea that can be bloody. Usually, these symptoms appear within six to 72 hours of exposure.