Carol's Cuts Affected by Contaminated Cantaloupe

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The Food and Drug Administration has released a new recall for Carol’s Cuts LLC, and their fruit mixed medley product due to a Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to news sources.

The product subject to recall includes 594 pounds of cantaloupe in 5-pound trays as well as in 8-ounce fruit mixes. The product was shipped to retailers and restaurants in Overland Park, Kansas, Kansas City and Maryland Heights, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska.

The Carol’s Cuts Fruit Medley product is labeled with stickers that say “Fruit Medley” and a date of September 3, 2011 or September 19, 2011.

The recall is part of a larger concern involving Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Jensen Farms. So far, eight deaths and 55 illnesses have been linked to the tainted fruit.

The company has advised consumers to return the product for a full refund.

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