Cantaloupes Recalled: 8 Dead from Salmonella Outbreak in US & Canada

According to the FDA, a recent salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated cantaloupes has spread across the United States and Canada, resulting in at least 8 deaths (3 in the US) and over 225 illnesses. As a precaution, several recalls have been issued for potentially contaminated fruit blends and cut cantaloupe.

About the Recall:

  • 8 people dead, 3 in the US, hundreds sick: The outbreak has caused widespread illness, with 230 individuals hospitalized and 129 cases reported in Canada.
  • Cantaloupe source identified: Malichita and Rudy brand cantaloupes are the suspected source of the outbreak, prompting recalls by Cut Fruit Express and TGD Cuts, LLC.
  • Pre-cut cantaloupe implicated: CDC data suggests pre-cut cantaloupe is a significant factor, with 42 people reporting consuming it before falling ill.
  • Vulnerable populations at risk: Young children in daycare and older adults in long-term care facilities appear particularly susceptible.

Take Action:

  • Immediately discard: Any Malichita or Rudy brand cantaloupes purchased between October and November 2023.
  • Check your refrigerator and pantry: Look for recalled pre-cut fruit products containing cantaloupe from TruFresh.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly: Before consuming any fresh produce, wash it thoroughly under running water.

Stay Informed:

  • CDC updates: Monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for the latest outbreak information and guidance.
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): Check the CFIA website for updates and recall details specific to Canada.

Remember: Taking these precautions can help protect yourself and your loved ones from salmonella poisoning. If you suspect you or someone you know may be ill, seek immediate medical attention.

Additional Resources:

Products Affected by the Recall 


Brand Name(s)

Product Description

Company Name


No Brand

Fresh-cut fruit cup, clamshell and tray products 



Sprouts, Trader Joe’s

Fruit cups and trays containing cantaloupe



Kwik Trip

Fruit cups and trays containing cantaloupe

Kwik Trip


Created Fresh!, Jack & Olive

Fruit cups containing cantaloupe

Bix Produce 


Rac Trac, Freshness Guaranteed

Fresh cut fruit products

CF Dallas, LLC



Cantaloupe Chunks and Cubes and Fruit Mixes

& Medleys Containing Cantaloupe

Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company

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