• Listeria outbreak sickens at least one in Indiana

    September 16, 2011 No comments

    A melon farm in Colorado has issued a recall of cantaloupe following a Listeria outbreak that has killed at least two people, sickened 22 and spread to several states.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the deaths from the outbreak were reported in Colorado and New Mexico, and state health departments said more deaths could be confirmed once testing comes back.

    The CDC said the 22 people infected are in seven states including one person from Indiana.

    Jensen Farms spokeswoman Amy Philpott said that one of the Colorado farm’s Rocky Ford cantaloupes tested positive for the bacteria, but more tests are needed to determine if it’s the same strain linked to the outbreak.

    It is the first time the bacteria has been linked to cantaloupe in the U.S.

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