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Save Mart pulls cut cantaloupe from shelves

Sun News Service

Save Mart has pulled pre-packaged fresh fruit mixes containing cantaloupe from store shelves after a salmonella outbreak triggered a recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky and FoodMaxx Stores removed Garden Highway brand mixed fruit products containing cut cantaloupe with a sell by date of March 22.

Cantaloupe from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a Honduran grower and packer, appears to be associated with a salmonella outbreak in the U.S. and Canada.

Whole cantaloupe carried at the store comes from a different grower in Guatemala and is considered safe to eat, according to a Save Mart news release.

To date, the FDA has received reports of 50 illnesses in 16 states and nine illnesses in Canada linked to the consumption of cantaloupes. No deaths have been reported, however, 14 people have been hospitalized.

Consumers can contact Renaissance Food Group at 1-888-449-9386 with questions regarding the FDA alert.