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Oct 19, 2011

Oct 19, 2011

FDA links packing facility flaws to Listeria in cantaloupe

(CIDRAP News) – A combination of factors at Jensen Farms' packing facility most likely led to Listeria monocytogenes contamination in cantaloupes implicated in the nation's deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in two decades, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today in its investigation report.

Oct 05, 2011

Oct 05, 2011

Sheep among many suspects in farm Listeria probe

Editor’s Note: This story was revised Oct 6 to clarify Dr Lawrence Goodridge’s role in the outbreak investigation.

Sep 28, 2011

Sep 28, 2011

Cantaloupe Listeria outbreak grows: 18 states, 72 ill, 13 dead

(CIDRAP News) – Seventeen more listeriosis infections, along with five more deaths, have been linked to a multistate outbreak tied to a Colorado farm's tainted cantaloupes, pushing the total to 72 illnesses and 13 deaths, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

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.

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