Cantaloupe Recall Expanded, Honeydew Melons Added Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Burch Equipment LLC, North Carolina, is expanding its recall to include all of this growing season's cantaloupes and honeydew melons that may remain on the market because they may possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


The whole cantaloupes are identified by a red label reading Burch Farms referencing PLU # 4319. All cantaloupes involved in the recall were grown by Burch Farms, however some of the cantaloupes may have been identified with a "Cottle Strawberry, Inc." sticker referencing PLU #4319. Cantaloupes from Burch Farms were shipped in both corrugated boxes (9 cantaloupe per case) and in bulk bins (110 cantaloupes per bin).


Honeydew melons involved in this recall expansion do not bear any identifying stickers and were packed in cartons labeled melons.


The cantaloupes and honeydew melons involved in this expanded recall were sold to distributors between June 23rd and July 27th, in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. The melons may have further been distributed to retail stores, restaurants and food service facilities in other states.


This recall expansion is based on the FDA's finding of Listeria monocytogenes on a honeydew melon grown and packed by Burch.


See the recall