Trufresh Recalls Select Fresh-Cut Fruit Products Due to Salmonella Concerns

Kwik Trip, RaceTrac among stores that sold affected items made with whole cantaloupe
Recalled products with salmonella warning
Photographs courtesy of Kwik Trip, RaceTrac

Sofia Produce LLC, doing business as Trufresh, has issued a recall on select fresh-cut products made from whole cantaloupe due to potential salmonella contamination.

Kwik Trip, La Crosse, Wisconsin, and RaceTrac, Atlanta, are two convenience-store chains that carry some of the products.

Consumers who have purchased these items and might have frozen them for later use are urged not to consume the products and to dispose of them immediately or return the items to their local store for a full refund.

The RaceTrac product is packaged in clear square or round plastic containers, marked with a lot code and “best by” date on the label (see photo above). It is a 6-ounce Fruit Medley with the UPC number 0 74641 00248 8. There are two lot numbers: NCC 0103 has a best-buy date of Nov. 7, 2023. Lot number NCN 0103 has a best-buy date of Nov. 8, 2023.

At Kwik Trip, the recall includes the following fresh-cut fruit cup and tray products (see photos above) containing cantaloupe with sell-by dates of Nov. 4, 2023, through Dec. 3, 2023. Products were distributed to Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Stop-N-Go, Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery and Tobacco Outlet Plus convenience stores in the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois and South Dakota.

  • Mixed fruit cup, 6 ounces, UPC code: 39779 00240, sell-by date range: Nov. 4, 2023 – Dec. 3, 2023
  • Cantaloupe cup, 6 ounces, UPC code: 39779 00213, sell-by date range: Nov. 4, 2023 – Dec. 3, 2023
  • Fruit tray, 16 ounces, UPC code: 39779 00248, sell-by date range: Nov. 4, 2023 – Dec. 3, 2023

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the fruit cup and tray products listed above to date, Kwik Trip said.

Consumers, restaurants, retailers and wholesalers should not eat, sell or serve recalled cantaloupe or recalled products containing cantaloupe.

Kwik Trip said if customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 608-781-8988.

Sofia Produce is based in Nogales, Arizona.

Additionally, Bix Produce of Little Canada, Minnesota, also issued a voluntary recall of Grab N’ Go containers of cut cantaloupe and mixed fruit cups under the Created Fresh! (Item Nos. 19703 and 19721) and Jack & Olive (23355) brands due to the potential for Salmonella contamination in the products.

The company distributed the affected cantaloupe products from Oct. 19-Oct. 20 and were sold in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin at convenience stores, delis and business cafes. These products are beyond their usable shelf life and are no longer expected to be in commerce.

To date, there have been no illnesses reported related to products distributed by Bix Produce. No other products distributed by Bix Produce are being recalled.

The company is working collaboratively with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on this recall, which was initiated after a supplier notified Bix Produce that it had delivered recalled cantaloupes to Bix Produce and that those had been processed and distributed by Bix Produce.

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