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The USDA New York Microbiological Data Program (MDP) found Listeria in Burch Farms Cantaloupes that prompted the recall. Lives saved?

cantaloupedangling-406-thumb-320x197-11031.jpgOn Saturday, Burch Farms of North Carolina announced a recall of Athena cantaloupes because the product may contain listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been associated with this recall, according to Burch Farms.

Hannaford, including both Bedford locations, is advising customers because its stores had carried Burch Farms Athena cantaloupes. The product has been removed. Athena cantaloupes, a variety grown in the Southeastern United States, are a whole cantaloupe produce item. If stickered, the label on the item will reference Burch Farms and read: Cantaloupe PLU 4319.

Customers should not consume these cantaloupes. Return the item to stores or dispose of the item and return the sticker for a full refund. Listeria has the potential to cause serious illness.