Make Our Food Safe
09/15/2011

"Colorado farm says Listeria found in cantaloupe"

Associated Press picked up by CBS News | Mary Clare Jalonick

"(AP)  DENVER — The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for cantaloupes from a Colorado farm after investigators probing a deadly Listeria outbreak found a contaminated melon in a store, the first time the bacteria has been linked to cantaloupe in the U.S.

Jensen Farms spokeswoman Amy Philpott said Thursday one of the farm's Rocky Ford cantaloupes tested positive for the bacteria, but more tests are needed to determine if it's the same strain linked to the outbreak.

'We were informed that there was a positive test, but we don't know if it was linked to the outbreak,' Philpott said. She said she did not know the state or the store, or the agency that found it, and the recall was voluntary..."

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