Fresh Cut Cantaloupe and Cut Mixed FruitNumber Recalled: 594 lbs.
Recalling Firm: Carol’s Cuts LLC
Date Recalled: 2011-09-23
Model Number: Lot #'s 72361 & 72700
Safety Concern: Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Locations: Products were distributed to institutional food customers, including restaurants, in Overland Park, Kansas, Kansas City and Maryland Heights, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska.
Solution: Carol’s Cuts has notified all institutional customers of the recall and asked that the contaminated cantaloupe be returned or destroyed. Consumers who may have the recalled Carol’s Cuts product in their possession should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or destroy it.
Carol’s Cuts is recalling 594 pounds of fresh cut cantaloupe packaged in 5-pound trays as chunks and as an ingredient in 8-ounce mixed fruit medley because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The Carol’s Cuts Fruit Medley product was shipped to institutional food customers,including restaurants, on August 26 and September 12, 2011. The 5-pound bulk trays of cantaloupe chunks were shipped on August 26 and August 29, 2011. Customers may have used the cantaloupe in salad bars and as fruit menu items. Some institutional customers may have placed the 8-ounce servings in retail venues. The recall is part of a larger recall involving cantaloupe traced to Rocky Ford cantaloupes produced by Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (913)281-5200, Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.