Raleys, Inc. announced yesterday that it is recalling 1,120 cartons of Del Monte cantaloupe sold in Northern California and Nevada Raleys and Nob Hill supermarkets, including those in Pleasanton, after routine testing detected salmonella in some of the produce.
The California Department of Public Health said that West Sacramento, Calif.-based Raley's had voluntarily made the recall because the fruit may be contaminated.
The affected cantaloupe was sold between Oct. 5 and last Friday (Oct. 16) at Raley's, Nob Hill Foods, Bel Air and Food Sources stores in Nevada and Northern California. Consumers can exchange the recalled fruit for a full refund.
Stores removed the cantaloupe from the shelves on Oct. 16.
State officials said there have been no reports of illnesses.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems, the CDPH said.
Healthy people infected with it often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Anyone who has eaten the Del Monte cantaloupe and is experiencing these symptoms should call a healthcare provider.
Shoppers with questions should contact Raleys Consumer Affairs, 1-800-925-9989