HEALTH

Cantaloupe Recall in Western New York

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29:  In this photo illustration a cantaloupe is seen sliced open on September 29, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that cantaloupe from Jensen Farms of Holly, Colorado have the bacterium listeria and so far, the outbreak has sickened more than 70 people, and killed up to 16, in 18 states.  (Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: In this photo illustration a cantaloupe is seen sliced open on September 29, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that cantaloupe from Jensen Farms of Holly, Colorado have the bacterium listeria and so far, the outbreak has sickened more than 70 people, and killed up to 16, in 18 states. (Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)  (2011 Getty Images)

A western New York distributor has recalled 4,800 packages containing cantaloupe because of possible listeria contamination connected to the larger recall of the fruit from a farm in Colorado.

Fruit Fresh Up Inc. of Depew said the packages were sold in the Buffalo area through stores and caterers between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11. They were labeled Cantaloupe Chunks, Cantaloupe Slices, Gourmet Fruit Salad, Small Fruit Salad, Small and Large Fruit Salad with Pineapple, Fruit Salad with Kiwi, and Fruit Trays.

Authorities said no illnesses have been reported so far. Consumers should return or destroy any fruit they still have.

Listeria infections can kill young children or frail people. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Contaminated Rocky Ford cantaloupes shipped from Jensen Farms in Colorado had caused 96 illnesses and 18 deaths nationally as of Wednesday.

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