Three deaths have been reported in the United States, two from Minnesota and one from Oregon. Five deaths have been reported in Canada.
In the United States, as of December 6, 230 people infected with one of the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 38 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 16, 2023, to November 20, 2023. Of 185 people with information available, 96 (52%) have been hospitalized. Ages of ill has been less that 1 to 100 years of age.
Illnesses in the following states: Alaska 1, Arkansas 1, Arizona 15, California 8, Colorado 8, Georgia 5, Iowa 8, Illinois 11, Indiana 5, Kansas 2, Kentucky 7, Massachusetts 1, Maryland 2, Michigan 2, Minnesota 20, Missouri 14, Mississippi 1, Montana 2, North Carolina 4, Nebraska 7, New Jersey 3, New Mexico 2, Nevada 5, New York 7, Ohio 8, Oklahoma 3, Oregon 5, Pennsylvania 5, Rhode Island 1, South Carolina 6, South Dakota 1, Tennessee 5, Texas 16, Utah 9, Virginia 5, Washington 4, Wisconsin 18 and West Virginia 3.
Twenty-four people resided at long-term care facilities when they got sick. Of 12 interviewed, 9 reported eating cantaloupe.
Twenty-three children attended childcare centers when they got sick. Of 20 children with information available, 13 ate cantaloupe.
In Canada, as of December 7, there have been 129 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Soahanina, Sundsvall and Oranienburg illness linked to this outbreak in the following provinces: British Columbia (15), Ontario (17), Quebec (91), Prince Edward Island (2), New Brunswick (2), and Newfoundland and Labrador (2).
Individuals became sick between mid-October and mid-November 2023. Forty-four (44) individuals have been hospitalized. Five deaths have been reported. Individuals who became ill are between 0 to 100 years of age. Most of the individuals who became sick are children 5 years of age or younger (35%), or adults 65 years of age or older (45%).
Malichita and Rudy brand whole cantaloupes
- Might have a sticker that says “Malichita” or “Rudy,” with the number “4050”, and “Product of Mexico/produit du Mexique”
- See Trufresh recall, Crown Jewels recall, and Pacific Trellis recall for more details
Pre-cut fruit products made with recalled whole cantaloupes
- Kwik Trip cantaloupe cups, mixed fruit cups, and fruit tray with sell-by dates from November 4 through December 3
- TGD Cuts cantaloupe chunks, mixed fruits, and fruit trays with use-by dates from November 2 through November 24
- Freshness Guaranteed and RaceTrac cantaloupe chunks, seasonal blend, melon mixes, and fruit mixes with best-by dates from November 7 through November 12
- Vinyard cantaloupe cubes, melon medleys, and fruit medleys sold in Oklahoma stores from October 30 through November 10
- Kroger, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Trader Joe’s cantaloupe chunks, mixed melons, fruit medleys, and fruit trays with best-by dates from October 28 through November 8
- Cut Fruit Express cantaloupe chunks, melon mixes, and fruit mixes with use-by dates from November 4 through November 6
- ALDI [PDF – 2 pages] whole cantaloupes, cantaloupe chunks, and pineapple spears with best-by dates from October 27 through October 31
- Bix Produce cantaloupe fruit cups and mixed fruit cups with sell-by dates of October 25 and October 26
- All cantaloupe recalls are listed on FDA’s cantaloupe recall website.
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If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.