Dole Recalls Cantaloupes Over Salmonella Contamination

Washington (AP) -- Another product is being recalled after testing positive for salmonella.

Dole is recalling more than 6,000 cartons of imported cantaloupes. They were distributed to wholesalers in the eastern US and Quebec between February fifth and February eighth.

The recall is the second sparked by salmonella fears this week. On Wednesday, ConAgra recalled its Peter Pan brand and certain batches of Wal-Mart's Great Value house brand of peanut butter after they were linked to a salmonella outbreak that's sickened nearly 300 people in 39 states.

Dole says there have been no reports of illness due to the contaminated cantaloupes which were grown in Costa Rica.

Consumers with questions should call the store where they bought the cantaloupes or contact Dole.

(The recalled cartons are dark brown with "Dole Cantaloupes" in red lettering. There's a thirteen-digit number on a white tag pasted to the carton; the tenth digit is a "2." contact Dole: (800) 232-8888)

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