Make Our Food Safe
10/07/2011

"Listeria outbreak raises questions about farmers' methods

News Ok | Mike Ssegawa

"Summer is gone and fall is here — just as the season of enjoying sweet and juicy cantaloupes is coming to a close. But it has ended in tears in some parts of the country since the mouthwatering fruit shipped from a Colorado farm caused death to about 18 people and illness among more than 100 people in 20 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And as cases of the listeria outbreak rise, food safety experts say now is a good time for a deeper look into the safety practices on farms before produce reaches dinner tables.

No case of Oklahoma-raised cantaloupes has been reported as causing the illness, though the state has lost a life from cantaloupe brought into Oklahoma..."

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