Make Our Food Safe
09/14/2011

"Listeria deaths prompt CDC warning about cantaloupe: Which kind?"

CBS/Associate Press picked up by Healthpop.com | Ryan Jaslow

"(CBS/AP) A Listeria illness outbreak has spread to six states, prompting health officials to warn some high-risk consumers to stay clear of cantaloupes produced from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado.

The CDC said this marks the first Listeria outbreak in the U.S. linked to cantaloupe. The outbreak has caused one death in Colorado - where the cantaloupes are farmed - and three deaths in New Mexico. At least 11 cases of Listeria illness - or listeriosis - have been reported in Colorado, with 10 in New Mexico, two in Texas, and one each in Indiana, Nebraska, and Oklahoma..."

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