Cantaloupe products Recalled for Listeria

Posted on March 4, 2016 by


BI-LO, LLC, announced an immediate recall for one BI-LO store in Glennville, GA (#5744) for fresh products containing cantaloupe, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 

The address of the affected store is:
Store #5744
312 S. Veterans Blvd.
Glennville, GA 30427

No other BI-LO stores are affected by this recall.

The recall is in response to a positive test of Listeria monocytogenes from a sample taken by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, from a medium-sized container of cantaloupe chunks, as communicated to BI-LO on Feb. 29, 2016.

The product is marked on the scale label as “BI-LO Cantaloupe Chunks Medium,” in medium plastic bowls with a lid, and had a sell-by date of 2/24/16.

All BI-LO brand products containing fresh cantaloupe with a sell-by date of 2/24/16, are also being recalled at this store as follows:

  • Cantaloupe Chunks (sizes medium and large) in plastic bowl with lid
  • Cantaloupe Halves in styrofoam trays wrapped in clear plastic
  • Cantaloupe Slices in styrofoam trays wrapped in clear plastic
  • Mixed Melon Chunks (sizes medium and large) in plastic bowl with lid
  • Mixed Fruit Bowl (sizes medium and large) in plastic bowl with lid
  • Fruit Tray Cantaloupe in plastic tray with lid

Customers should not consume these products and should return them to the store for a full refund. To receive the refund, customers may present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product-packaging label. To date, there have been no reports of any issues or illness associated with consumption of these products.

BI-LO #5744 has been fully compliant with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and has sanitized all areas of the store as requested, as well as the complete withdrawal and destruction of all fresh cantaloupe products within the affected sell-by date range. Customers with questions about the recalled products may contact the Customer Call Center toll free at 866-946-6349, Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. EDT, and Sat., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT.

Product Photos

  • Mixed Fruit Bowl Medium
  • Mixed Melon Chunks Medium
  • Cantaloupe Chunks Large
  • Mixed Fruit Bowl Large
  • Walters Fruit Tray Cantaloupe

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