US supermarket operator Raley’s has voluntarily recalled 1,120 cartons of Fresh Del Monte-branded whole Cantaloupe melons sold at its Nob Hill Foods outlets in south Salinas and Bel Air and Food Source stores in Nevada and northern California between October 5 and October 16.
According to a news statement on the company’s website, the melon line was removed from shelves because it presents a “possible health risk”.
“Stores removed the product from shelves on October 16,” the retailer said. “The Cantaloupe currently on the shelf is not affected by this recall.”
Fresh Del Monte-branded whole Cantaloupe melons tested positive for salmonella during scheduled testing, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Raley’s said that customers should discard any Cantaloupe melons bought at the store between the dates in question, or return purchases to the store for a full refund.
State officials claim there have been no reports of illnesses.