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Cantaloupe recalled because of possible salmonella contamination

October 18, 2009 |  3:33 pm

A Northern California grocery chain has recalled cantaloupe sold in its stores after detecting salmonella in the fruit during routine testing.

Raley’s, a chain centered in the Sacramento area but with locations as far south as Salinas and in Nevada, has voluntarily recalled 1,120 cartons of Del Monte brand whole cantaloupe because of possible contamination.

The store said cantaloupe currently on its shelves is not affected.

The chain operates grocery stores under the names Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill and Food Sources.

The affected cantaloupe was sold between Oct. 5 and Friday at those stores in Nevada and Northern California. Stores removed the cantaloupe from the shelves Friday. State officials said there have been no reports of illnesses.

-- Peter Y. Hong