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Salmonella detected: Cantaloupes recalled

Vandervoet & Associates, Inc. of Rio Rico, Arizona, has announced a voluntary recall of its cantaloupes with an HDC label . The melons have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, a substance which may render them injurious to health.

Samples taken on November 9, 2006  and laboratory tests made by the FDA demonstrated that a portion of the cantaloupes contained salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Approximately 7,400 cartons of cantaloupes were sold and distributed in the United States and Canada between November 9, 2006 and November 15, 2006. The cantaloupes were packed in cardboard cartons with contents of 9 to 23 melons per carton.