Fresh Del Monte Produce is recalling cantaloupe after multiple reports of Salmonella contamination, according to news reports .
The U.S. food company said Tuesday that nearly 5,000 cartons of cantaloupes are being recalled. The produce was distributed in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington in warehouse club stores, according to news reports.
So far, there have been 12 cases of Salmonella panama linked to the produce, according to news reports.
Del Monte has "put on hold the production and distribution of the product from the affected farm" while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigated the supply chain.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I urge consumers to check their homes for the recalled cantaloupes and throw them out or return it to the store of purchase for a refund. Salmonella is a potentially fatal foodborne illness that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and other consumers with weakened immune systems.
If you believe you were sickened by a foodborne bacteria contact a doctor and have your case evaluated by a North Charleston personal injury lawyer .