The recent cantaloupe recall has expanded to include a range of brands and products, raising concerns over potential salmonella contamination. The recall affects various brands, including CF Dallas, Dulcinea, Crown Jewels Produce, Sofia Produce, Trufresh, Malichita, Z Farms, and Rudy. This development adds to an existing cantaloupe recall.

Reason for Recall:

The recall has been initiated due to concerns that whole cantaloupes and cantaloupe products from these brands may have been exposed to salmonella, a harmful bacterium known to cause foodborne illnesses.

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Scope of Recall:

The recall covers whole cantaloupes and cantaloupe products distributed across the United States and Canada, emphasizing the widespread distribution of the affected items.

Recall Details:

1. Dulcinea’s Malichita Brand Whole Cantaloupes

  • Pacific Trellis Fruit LLC recalled 4,872 cases of Dulcinea’s Malichita brand whole cantaloupes.

  • These cantaloupes were distributed between October 18 and 26 and were sold in California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin through various retail supermarkets.

2. Sofia Produce’s Trufresh Labeled Cantaloupes

  • Sofia Produce’s Trufresh brand issued a recall for all sizes of fresh cantaloupes packaged in cardboard containers labeled Malichita or Rudy.

  • These cantaloupes were sold between October 10 and November 3 and were distributed to several states in the US and even Canada, including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida, and Canada.

3. CF Dallas LLC Fresh-Cut Products

  • CF Dallas LLC recalled fresh-cut products made from whole cantaloupe related to the Sofia Produce recall.

  • These products, while expired, were previously distributed to retail stores in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Illinois, Texas, and Louisiana.

4. Crown Jewels Produce’s Malichita Z Farms Cantaloupes

  • Crown Jewels Produce initiated a recall for all sizes of 1,960 boxes of Malichita Z Farms cantaloupes.

  • These cantaloupes were sold between October 31 and November 9 and were distributed in Ohio and California through both retail and wholesale outlets.

The recall follows a previous Trufresh Malichita cantaloupe recall prompted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which identified similar cantaloupes labeled under the Malichita brand.


The strain of salmonella associated with these cantaloupes has resulted in 97 reported illnesses so far, according to Trufresh. However, Pacific Trellis Fruit and CF Dallas LLC have not received any reports of illness linked to their products. While the companies are not currently facing legal actions, ongoing monitoring is essential, as recalls like these sometimes lead to class-action lawsuits.

Contact Information:

Consumers with questions or concerns can contact the respective companies for more information:

  • Pacific Trellis Fruit: (323) 859-9600 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT)

  • CF Dallas LLC: (281) 651-5400, ext. 5400 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT)

  • Trufresh Representative Rafael Roiz: (520) 394-7370 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT)

  • Crown Jewels Produce's Rod Sbragia: (520) 281-2325 (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. MT)

As the situation unfolds, consumers are encouraged to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and well-being.

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