Readers should be aware that a North Carolina farm is recalling 580 cases of cantaloupes that were sent to New York because they could be contaminated with listeria.
A reader informs CatskillScoop.com that the cantaloupes were sold in the Liberty & Monticello Shop-Rites this past week. (Attached image was taken from an actual cantaloupe purchased in the store).
According to Fox News, Burch Equipment announced the voluntary recall Saturday.
The farm says the whole Athena cantaloupes were shipped July 15. They have a red label with Burch Farms.
Athena cantaloupes, a variety grown in the Southeastern United States, are a whole cantaloupe produce item. If stickered, the label on the item will reference Burch Farms and read: Cantaloupe PLU 4319.
No illnesses have been associated with this recall, according to Burch Farms, but Listeria has the potential to cause serious illness.
Customers should not consume these cantaloupes.