Be warned that a western New York distributor has recalled 4,800 packages containing cantaloupe. The cantaloupes have been linked to possible listeria contamination connected to the larger recall of the fruit from a farm in Colorado.
Contaminated Rocky Ford cantaloupes shipped from Jensen Farms in Colorado had caused 96 illnesses and 18 deaths nationally as of Wednesday, according to MSNBC.
Fruit Fresh Up Inc. of Depew says they were sold in the Buffalo area through stores and caterers between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11. If you have fruits with the labels Cantaloupe Chunks, Cantaloupe Slices, Gourmet Fruit Salad, Small Fruit Salad, Small and Large Fruit Salad with Pineapple, Fruit Salad with Kiwi, and Fruit Trays, get rid of them immediately.
Listeria infections can kill young children or frail people. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.