The FDA has recalled cantaloupe and pineapple, sold by Aldi, due to a salmonella outbreak in multiple states, including New Jersey. Two fatalities have been reported. Additionally, peaches, nectarines, and plums are under scrutiny for possible listeria contamination.

Contaminated fruits might have reached other stores as well besides for Aldi's.

Recalled products include specific date ranges for cantaloupes, pineapples, peaches, nectarines, and plums.

Salmonella symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Severe cases can lead to life-threatening conditions. Annually, salmonella causes 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths in the United States.

Listeria symptoms include fever, flu-like symptoms, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and seizures.

Treatment for both involves antibiotics and increased fluid intake.

Stay informed, check labels, and follow health authorities' guidance to minimize risks associated with these outbreaks.

Recalled Products and Dates:

Sold between Oct. 27 and Oct. 31, 2023:

  1. Individual full cantaloupes
  2. Cantaloupe chunks in 16 oz. clamshell packages
  3. Pineapple spears in 16 oz. clamshell packages

Sold between Oct. 30 and Nov. 10, 2023:

  1. Vinyard cantaloupe chunks in fruit mix bowls, packages.
  2. Melon medleys

Sold between May 1 and Nov. 15, 2023:

  1. Individual peaches
  2. Peaches in 2-pound-gusset-bags
  3. Nectarines in 2-pound-gusset-bags
  4. Plums in 2-pound-gusset-bags