Cantaloupe Recall 2011 Update: FDA Narrowed Source to Jensen Farms, Cantaloupes Distributed to Several States

By on Sep 18, 2011 in Announcement, Food, Health, Science, United States Comments

Jensen Farm Cantaloupe Label
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A cantaloupe recall 2011 update, revealed by US news sites, September 16 reported that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had narrowed down the source of the contaminated cantaloupes to Jensen Farms. These were labelled Frontera Produce, and Rocky Ford Cantaloupes.

According to Food Safety News, September 15, Jensen Farms said that the cantaloupes were distributed from July 29 to September 2011 to different States that include: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Reportedly, Ryan Jensen, one of the partners, assured consumers that

‘’the Jensen Farms continues to stay committed to the highest levels of food safety…”

Additional reports disclosed that there are 22 people infected with the Listeria monocytogenes infected cantaloupes. Colorado has the most Listeria infection with 12 people infected; New Mexico comes second with 4, Texas with 2, and Indiana, West Virginia, Nebraska and Oklahoma, with one each. A lawsuit was filed by victims in relation to the outbreak of Listeria.

Apparently, Rocky Ford cantaloupes became well-known for their sweetness but the multistate outbreak and the cantaloupe recall has emptied the stores of the product.

Consumers with concerns about the recalled cantaloupes are advised to contact Jensen Farms by phone, 1-800-267-4561 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT, or email them at [email protected]

Related information: Rocky Ford Colorado cantaloupes initial investigations.

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