Malichita brand cantaloupes which were sold in several provinces including in Alberta, have been recalled due to Salmonella. The affected products were sold between October 11 and November 14.
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the cantaloupes have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella infections in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. No infections have been reported in Alberta thus far.
"Additional Salmonella infections are under investigation and more illnesses associated with this outbreak may be confirmed. Individuals became sick between mid-October and early November 2023. Three individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported."
The CFIA stated that it is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, the CFIA urges you to contact your healthcare provider and to check if you have recalled products and dispose of them.
"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," the CFIA warned.
Another recall has also been issued for Urban Fare brand and Save on Foods brand Cantaloupe products in Alberta as well as British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon. That recall was also issued to recalled due to Salmonella.
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