King Soopers sends cantaloupe recall message

9:55 PM, Sep 16, 2012   |    comments
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The Food and Drug Administration says salmonella was found during a routine testing at DFI Marketing, a Fresno-based distribution center.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Heath all of the potentially contaminated cantaloupes are off the shelves in Colorado stores. The department says one major supermarket chain was selling the cantaloupes. A King Soopers spokesperson confirms it was their chain.

A King Soopers store manager says since Thursday calls have been going out to shoppers who purchased cantaloupes from August 29 through September 8. The call notifies customers of the recall. The call went out to anyone who purchased cantaloupe. The recall is specifically for cantaloupes grown in California.

Richard Siegal was one of those customers who received a call Sunday morning.

"I finally felt comfortable buying cantaloupe again. I wanted to wait since the last outbreak. My boy's a pretty picky eater," Siegal said. "I know he likes melon so I grabbed one. Lucky I forgot about it It was here ripening and they called this morning."

The Center for Disease control says the incubation period for salmonella ranges from several hours to two days. Most people infected with salmonella bacteria experience nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, headache, and or muscle pain. Anyone with questions about the recall can contact DFI Marketing Inc. in Fresno California at (559) 449-0244.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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