Salmonella contaminated cantaloupe in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the KingFisher brand cantaloupes described below because these cantaloupes may be contaminated with Salmonella. 

The affected cantaloupes, produce of the United States, were distributed under KingFisher brand name in cartons containing 6 or 9 cantaloupes.  The individual cantaloupes may have a sticker with the following information:

KingFisher Brand
Produce of USA
UPC : 0 33383 11600 6
Fisher Ranch Corp., Blythe, CA, 92225

These cantaloupes were distributed in Ontario and sold from May 16 up to and including June 2, 2008.

Consumers who have purchased whole cantaloupes or in-store products containing pieces of fresh cantaloupes and are not sure of the brand should inquire at the place of purchase to verify if the stores have received the affected product.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these cantaloupes.

A table of U.S. outbreaks related to the consumption of cantaloupe is available at: We also have preparation tips at