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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of September 26, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Whole Cantaloupe. Both unlabeled and labeled "MIDWEST BEST" PRODUCE INC. HOMEGROWN CANTALOUPE #4319 PRODUCT OF THE USA
Recall Number F-2357-2012
Classification Class I
Code Info none or #4319
Product Distributed Qty 222,172
Reason For Recall Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc., of Owensville, Indiana, is voluntarily recalling all of its cantaloupes from the 2012 growing season that may remain in the marketplace. This recall is occurring because of concern some that cantaloupes may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Event Detail

Event Id 62963
Product Type Food
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Chamberlain Farms Inc.
City Owensville
State IN
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-08-16
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Two or more of the following: Email, Fax, Letter, Press Release, Telephone, Visit
Distribution Pattern Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa with further shipment including Tennessee, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Counties involved include Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, and Dubois County, Indiana, and Wabash County,Illinois.