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Jan 09, 2015

Jan 09, 2015

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Listeria-linked apple recall

Sep 19, 2011

Sep 19, 2011

Tests confirm cantaloupe link in 10-state Listeria outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Listeria monocytogenes found in samples of Jensen Farms cantaloupe from a sick patient's home and from retail outlets have the same genetic fingerprint as the strain that has sickened several patients in the outbreak, Colorado health officials have reported.

Sep 15, 2011

Sep 15, 2011

Seven-state Listeria outbreak prompts cantaloupe recall

(CIDRAP News) – A Colorado farm in the state's Rocky Ford growing area recalled its cantaloupe yesterday after a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) linked a multistate Listeria monocytogenes outbreak to its produce.

The FDA traced confirmed Listeria outbreak cases to Jensen Farms, based in Holly.

Sep 13, 2011

Sep 13, 2011

CDC: Listeria outbreak sickens 15 in four states

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that it is collaborating on the investigation of a multistate Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, warning at-risk groups to avoid eating cantaloupe from Colorado's Rocky Ford region.

Apr 09, 2009

Apr 09, 2009

CDC says foodborne disease rates held steady in 2008

(CIDRAP News) – Foodborne disease rates in 2008 stayed about the same as in the previous 3 years, underlining the need for renewed efforts to improve food safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Apr 10, 2008

Apr 10, 2008

Foodborne disease rates changed little in 2007

(CIDRAP News) – The rates of the most common foodborne illnesses in the United States have remained about the same since 2004, pointing to a need for increased efforts to ensure food safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

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