More cantaloupe sold in Illinois recalled

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A California company is voluntarily recalling cantaloupe sold to retailers in Illinois and 20 other states because the melons could be contaminated with Salmonella.

Routine USDA testing found Salmonella in a sample of cantaloupe distributed by DFI Marketing Inc. of Fresno, California. 

“The company is voluntarily recalling this product out of an abundance of caution and no illnesses have been reported,” said a statement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.

The recalled cantaloupe was distributed between August 27 and September 10, 2012 to retailers in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and in Mexico.  The recalled melons were packed in a DFI brand carton stamped with “826 CALIFORNIA WESTSIDE.” 

Consumers who may have this product should discard it or return it to the store where they purchased it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-559-449-0244 24 hours a day.