Thursday, September 15, 2011

FDA warns consumers not to eat Rocky Ford Cantaloupes shipped by Jensen Farms

FDA warns consumers not to eat Rocky Ford Cantaloupes shipped by Jensen Farms
09/14/2011 11:49 PM EDT

 The FDA is warning consumers not to eat Rocky Ford Cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms and to throw away recalled product that may still be in their home. • Jensen Farms is voluntarily recalling Rocky Ford Cantaloupe shipped from July 29 through September 10, 2011, and distributed to at least 17 states with possible further distribution.  The recalled cantaloupes have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria and may be linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis. The CDC reports that at least 22 people in seven states have been infected with the outbreak-associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes as of September 14.  Patients reported eating whole cantaloupes they purchased from grocery stores marketed from the Rocky Ford growing region of Colorado.  While all people are susceptible to Listeria, older adults, persons with weakened immune systems and pregnant women are at particular risk.

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