Listeria Outbreak 2011 Update: Effects of Colorado Cantaloupes Recalled by Jensen Farms Tagged the ‘Deadliest in a Decade’

By on Sep 28, 2011 in Food, Health, Lifestyle, Science Comments
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The Listeria outbreak caused by the Colorado cantaloupes which were recalled by the Jensen Farms was tagged as the ‘Deadliest in a Decade’ because it has 16 Listeria-suspected mortality rate and 72 people affected by the Listeria monocytogenes purported to come from the recalled cantaloupes. This report was disclosed by several international news sites on September 28, 2011.

The Rocky Ford cantaloupes recalled were from the Jensen Farms in Holly, Colorado and had been shipped from July 29 to September 9 to 25 States.

Additional reports by local Wyoming news revealed that the first mortality related to the Listeria outbreak, was a woman. Reportedly, a man and a woman got sick also because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The Listeria contamination has affected several states earlier reports said as continuous monitoring is done by all sectors.



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