Listeria outbreak in cantaloupes now linked to over a dozen deaths
UNITED STATES,-More than a dozen deaths are now linked to a Listeria outbreak.
It's traced to cantaloupes grown in Colorado. The outbreak was first reported September 12th. At that time only 15 people in four states were infected, but in the past two weeks that number has grown to 72 illnesses in 18 states. Thirteen people have died.
Jensen Farms is recalling Rocky Ford whole cantaloupes shipped between July 29th and September 10th. The FDA is urging people to take unlabeled whole cantaloupes to their grocer to find out where they came from.