If you've grabbed some fruit cups recently from a convenience store in Illinois, you need to be aware of an urgent recall due to a potentially fatal infection for some.

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The Food and Drug Administration just issued this urgent recall in a bulletin that addressed fruit cups sold at Illinois Kwik Tip stores. The FDA said these fruit cups are being recalled because "they contain cantaloupe from TruFresh which has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella".

Here are the UPC codes to look for:

  • MIXED FRUIT CUP 6OZ 39779 00240 11/4/2023 – 12/3/2023
  • CANTALOUPE CUP 6OZ 39779 00213 11/4/2023 – 12/3/2023
  • FRUIT TRAY 16OZ 39779 00248 11/4/2023 – 12/3/2023

The labels look like this:

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Why all the urgency regarding fruit cups in Illinois?

The FDA said Salmonella can be serious and even fatal in rare cases:

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Make sure to check out the full FDA product recall bulletin for more details and updates on this serious food situation.

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