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Melon sold in Manitoba recalled due to salmonella

Supplied image of the recalled melon. (Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency) Supplied image of the recalled melon. (Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
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A packaged melon product sold in Manitoba has been recalled due to salmonella.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued the recall on Thursday, saying the contamination involves 199-gram packages of mixed melon chunks with best before dates up to and including Dec. 6.

A picture of the recalled product can be seen above. There is no brand name associated with it.

Manitobans are being warned not to consume, serve, use, sell or distribute this product. Those who have purchased it should throw it away or return it to the location where they bought it.

Anyone who thinks they are sick from eating this recalled product should contact a health-care provider.

The government agency notes that food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell bad, but can still make you sick.

Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are especially at risk and can contract serious, sometimes deadly, infections. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term issues include severe arthritis.

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