Cantaloupes in West could be tainted
DENVER – A California company is voluntarily recalling cantaloupes in several states, including Colorado, because of possible salmonella contamination.
Fresno-based DFI Marketing Inc. issued the recall as a precaution after salmonella was found on a single sample of cantaloupe during routine testing. The company did not respond to a phone message left by The Associated Press on Sunday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says about 28,000 cartons of bulk-packed product are possibly contaminated. They were packed Aug. 26 and may have been distributed from Aug. 27 to Sept. 10 to almost two dozen states and Mexico.
No illnesses have been reported.
Panetta: Prophet film violence subsiding
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT – U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the turmoil raging across the Muslim world is likely to continue into the days ahead, but he says the violence appears to be leveling off.
He said the Pentagon has “deployed our forces to a number of areas in the region to be prepared to respond to any requests that we receive to be able to protect our personnel and our American property.”
He declined to provide more details on reports that the military may be moving additional military forces so they can respond to unrest in any of a number of regions of concern.
“I think our approach right now is to not do anything until we’ve been requested to do it by the State Department,” Panetta told reporters traveling with him to Asia. But he noted that, “I think that we have to continue to be very vigilant because I suspect that ... these demonstrations are likely to continue over the next few days, if not longer.”