Food Recall: Burch Equipment LLC, Cantaloupes

August 4, 2012

Burch Equipment LLC, from North Carolina, has voluntarily recalled over 180,000 Caribbean Gold cantaloupes (originally identified as Athena), because of the potential for Listeria contamination. From the FDA recall site: 

The whole Caribbean Gold variety cantaloupes were shipped between July 15th and July 27th and distributed in FL, GA, IL, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC and VA.  The whole cantaloupes are identified by a red label reading Burch Farms referencing PLU # 4319. All cantaloupes involved in the recall were grown by Burch Farms, however some of the cantaloupes may have been identified with a "Cottle Strawberry, Inc." sticker referencing PLU #4319.  Cottle Farms is not involved in this recall. Cantaloupes from Burch Farms were shipped in both corrugated boxes (9 cantaloupe per case) and in bulk bins.

 

**Please note the variety of cantaloupe recalled is Caribbean Gold, and not Athena as was originally reported. 

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