Recalls: cantaloupes, chilled side-dish products

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Posted: Nov 20, 2009 5:47 PM

The following recalls have been announced:

_ Five Crowns Marketing is recalling cantaloupes packed under the Majesty label because they could be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, those who are frail and others with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been reported to date, according to the Brawley, Calif., company. The recalled cantaloupes were harvested and shipped to wholesalers, retailers and food service operators in Alabama, California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. For more information, consumers can call 760-344-1930.

_ Unilever United States Inc. is recalling select units of two Shedd's Country Crock chilled side-dish products because they might contain sulfites not declared on the products' labels. The recall involves certain units of Shedd's Country Crock Side Dishes DELUXE Cheddar Broccoli Rice and certain units of Shedd's Country Crock Side Dishes DELUXE Four Cheese Pasta. Those who have allergies or severe sensitivities to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they eat the products. The Englewood Cliffs, N.J., company said it is aware of four family members who had adverse reactions. The recalled products were distributed in retail stores nationwide. For more information, consumers can call 800-457-7086.