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Cantaloupe items recalled; possible salmonella contamination cited

The Irwindale, California company O-B-I-M, a producer of fresh-cut fruit, says it’s issued a recall of various fresh-cut cantaloupe items because of a risk of salmonella contamination.

The company says it was informed that one of its cantaloupe suppliers, Martori Farms of Scottsdale, indicated that a sample of raw cantaloupes tested positive for salmonella on the cantaloupe skin.

The California company that sells packaged fruit in sealed, clear-plastic containers ranging in size from six ounces to five pounds are under way to stop distribution of the product to retail stores in the southwest, the south and the midwest under both the O-B-I-M and Ready Pac brand names.