Cantaloupe recall for 45 Food Lion locations

Posted at 4:33 PM, Aug 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-03 16:33:11-04

SALISBURY, N.C. — Forty-five locations in Virginia have been listed in a recent recall of Athena cantaloupe. None are located in Richmond.

The product may contain listeria monocytogenes, and the company today expanded its recall to include additional cantaloupes.

Food Lion and Reid’s were not a part of the initial recall notice. No confirmed illnesses have been associated with either recall, according to Burch Equipment LLC, North Carolina.

Food Lion and Reid’s received notification of the expanded recall from the produce supplier this afternoon and immediately removed all Athena cantaloupes from shelves, said company representatives.

If stickered, the label on the affected items will reference Burch Farm and read: “Cantaloupe PLU 4319.” Athena cantaloupes, a variety grown in the Southeastern United States, are a whole cantaloupe produce item.

The expanded recall affects 463 Food Lion stores, including:

  • 234 North Carolina locations, primarily in the greater Charlotte and High Point-Greensboro-Winston-Salem areas;
  • 129 South Carolina locations, mostly in Augusta, Columbia, Charleston, Greenville and Myrtle Beach;
  • 45 locations in Virginia;
  • 32 locations in Tennessee;
  • 27 locations in Georgia;
  • Four locations in West Virginia; and,
  • Three Kentucky locations.

A full list of locations is available at Store List.

Customers who may have purchased the recalled product are urged to dispose of the item and return the sticker to their local Food Lion or Reid’s stores for a full refund, said company representatives.