UPDATE: How to identify individual recalled cantaloupes added, along with physical symptoms of salmonella poisoning.
A Fresno cantaloupe producer has voluntarily recalled its melons after federal food testers found salmonella on one sample inside a wholesale distribution center.
The recalled cantaloupes are packed in cartons that say "DFI." Individual cantaloupes are affixed with a small sticker that states “DFI, Huron, CA," said the California Department of Public Health Thursday afternoon.
No illnesses have been reported, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
According to the FDA, symptoms of salmonella poisoning include:
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
- abdominal pain
The recalled cantaloupes were packed August 26, 2012, the FDA said. The cantaloupes may have been distributed from August 27 to September 10, 2012 to 21 states including California, as well as Mexico.
DFI routinely sends its products to be tested, and their internal sampling of cartons involved in the recall have turned out negative, said the FDA.
The FDA said because cantaloupes are perishable, most of the affected melons are no longer being sold.
Anyone who has one of these melons should discard it or return it to the store. You can also contact DFI 24 hours a day at 1-559-449-0244.