Recall: Salmonella In Dole Cantaloupes

Imperialist fruit-giant Dole has recalled Costa Rican cantaloupes because of fears the fruit may be contaminated with salmonella.

The Dole Fresh Fruit Company recalled several thousand cartons of imported cantaloupes after the fruit tested positive for salmonella. The recall, which covers the eastern United States and the Canadian province of Quebec, is the second prompted by salmonella fears this week. Dole said there had been no reports of illness as a result of the contaminated cantaloupes, which were grown in Costa Rica.

An abundant source of folate, good cantaloupes have a netted skin and nice yellow-orange color. The stem should emit a musky scent and have a smooth, well-rounded cavity. Beware, cantaloupes with salmonella feel and smell the same as normal cantaloupes. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

Cantaloupes Are Recalled [NYT]