Food safety is a given, when a consumer purchases food they expect it to be safe and fit to eat. The responsibility for ensuring food is safe to eat rests with the farmer (sometimes called the primary producer), the manufacturer or processor (if the food is prepared in a factory), the distributor and wholesaler (the people responsible for transfering the food from the manufacturer to the shop or to the door in the case of direct sales or mail order), the retailer and the consumer themselves.
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Another melon recall ...
On Saturday, Burch Farms of North Carolina announced a recall of Athena cantaloupes because the product may contain listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been associated with this recall, according to Burch Farms.
Hannaford is advising customers because its stores had carried Burch Farms Athena cantaloupes. The product has been removed. 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 Farm and read: “Cantaloupe PLU 4319.”
Customers should not consume these cantaloupes. Return the item to stores or dispose of the item and return the sticker for a full refund. Listeria has the potential to cause serious illness.
No other products are affected by this recall.
Genesis Crafty is recalling its Cheese Scones (4 pack), because of a packaging error where it may include incorrect base label information and could lead the consumer to believe the product is a Toffee & Hazelnut scone. The product contains mustard and soya which is not mentioned in the ingredients. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard and/or soya.