Supermarkets are recalling cantaloupes from a North Carolina farm because the fruit may contain listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria has the potential to cause serious illness, however, no illnesses have been associated with this recall, according to Burch Farms Athena cantaloupes.
The product has been removed from many supermarkets.
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.”
Supermarkets are advising customers not to eat these cantaloupes, and either return them to stores or dispose of them and return the sticker for a full refund.
No other products are affected by the recall.
We are told that supermarkets in Brooklyn and the Catskills are among hundreds of stores nationwide to have carried the contaminated produce.