More Honduran cantaloupes recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded a voluntary recall of Honduran cantaloupes because of possible salmonella contamination.

Central American Produce Inc. of Pompano Beach, Fla., distributed the fruit across the United States and Canada. The FDA said the recalled product appears to be associated with a salmonella outbreak in the United States and Canada.

The FDA said consumers who have recently bought cantaloupes should check with the place of purchase to determine if the fruit came from Agropecuaria Montelibano. The cantaloupes were distributed in medium brown cardboard cartons displaying the label "Produce of Honduras" on each side panel. On the cartons' end panel is the label "Grown, packed and shipped by Agropecuaria Montelibano, San Lorenzo, Valle, Honduras."

The FDA said the cantaloupes were distributed nationwide under several brand names, including "Mike's Melons" and "Mayan Pride." The recall is an expansion of a Monday recall that involved Charlie's-brand cantaloupe products distributed in eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a similar recall.

Consumers with questions can contact Central American Produce Inc. at 954-943-2303.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International


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