Aug. 23, 2012—Chamberlain Farm Produce recalled its cantaloupes, because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in individuals who have weakened immune systems.
The recalled cantaloupes were sold to wholesalers and retail grocery stores in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri. There are reports of 178 people nationwide who became sick possibly in connection with the consumption of cantaloupes. Consumers should inquire about the source of cantaloupes before they purchase more cantaloupes or before they consume any cantaloupes. Consumers should destroy any cantaloupes that they have if they can’t identify the origin.