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Salmonella find leads L&M to recall cantaloupe lot

by | May 17, 2009
L&M Cos. Inc., based in Raleigh, NC, is recalling one lot of whole cantaloupes because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date, and the company said that it is working with the Food & Drug Aministration to inform consumers of this recall.

The whole cantaloupes were sold between May 10 and May 15 in Walmart Supercenter Stores in North Carolina and South Carolina, and in a Walmart Supercenter Store in South Hill, VA.

The recall comes after a cantaloupe at a small farm from which L&M Cos. sources product tested positive for Salmonella. L&M Cos. has ceased shipments from this farm, and the grower continues to investigate the cause of the problem.

"L&M Companies takes food safety seriously and we are committed to the shoppers who buy our products every day," Mike McGee, vice president of production and grower development, said in a press release issued May 16. "We are issuing this recall because we want to ensure that even the slightest risk to public health is minimized."