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Deadly Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes expands

cantaloupe outbreak 2023 map
As of November 24, 99 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been reported from 32 states.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this update November 24, 2023:

Fast Facts
Illnesses: 99 (56 new)
Hospitalizations: 45 (28 new)
Deaths: 2 (2 new)
States: 32 (17 new)
Recall: Yes
Investigation status: Active (first posted on November 17, 2023)

Recalled Food

Whole cantaloupes

  • Might have a sticker that says “Malichita” or “Rudy,” with the number “4050”, and “Product of Mexico/produit du Mexique”
  • See Trufresh recall and Crown Jewels recall for more details

Vinyard brand pre-cut cantaloupes

  • Includes cantaloupe cubes, melon medleys, and fruit medleys
  • Sold in Oklahoma stores between October 30 and November 10, 2023
  • Most have a yellow label with “Vinyard,” and some have a red label with “Fresh”
  • See recall notice for product photos and more details

ALDI whole cantaloupe and pre-cut fruit products

  • Includes whole cantaloupes, cantaloupe chunks in clamshell packaging, and pineapple spears in clamshell packaging
  • Best-by dates between October 27 and October 31, 2023
  • Sold in ALDI stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin
  • See recall notice [PDF – 2 pages] for more details

Freshness Guaranteed brand and RaceTrac brand pre-cut cantaloupes

  • Includes cantaloupe chunks, seasonal blend, melon mixes, and fruit mixes
  • Packed in clear square or round plastic containers
  • Best-by dates between November 7 to November 12, 2023
  • Sold in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia
  • See recall notice for more details

Investigators are working to identify any additional cantaloupe products that may be contaminated.