How big is "a lot?" Raleigh, NC-based L&M Companies, Inc. has recalled "one lot of whole cantaloupes because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
One lot must be a lot because there were enough cantaloupes to fulfill the needs of Walmart Supercenter Stores in North Carolina and South Carolina, and in the Walmart Supercenter Store located at 315 Furr Street in South Hill, Virginia. The cants were sold between the 10th and 15th of this month.
No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall.
"Consumers who have purchased whole cantaloupes from these Walmart stores during this time period should not consume them, and should destroy the product," L&M said in its recall statement.
The recall comes after a cantaloupe at a small farm from which L&M Companies sources product tested positive for Salmonella. L&M has ceased shipments from this farm, and the grower continues to investigate the cause of the problem.
L&M’s statement can be found on the FDA’s website here.