Cantaloupe are responsible for nearly 30 outbreaks and recalls since 1990, killing two people and sickening more than 1,200. The fruit’s netted rind hides harmful pathogens like salmonella and E. coli, which can eventually penetrate the shell and infect the fleshy, nutrient-rich core. (Photo by Brandon Quester/News21)
You may want to take caution if you have purchased or plan on purchasing cantaloupe from Food Lion stores.
According to a report from WDBJ7.com, Food Lion and Reid's stores are expanding their recent recall of Athena cantaloupes.
The recall includes 45 stores in Virginia. To see a complete list, click here.
The recall is due to the possibility that the cantaloupe may have listeria monocytogenes. No confirmed illnesses have been reported with the recalls.
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