Jensen Farms Linked to Listeria Outbreak

As an update to the recent Listeria outbreak, the FDA announced yesterday that the Jensen Farms Rocky Ford whole cantaloupes are now officially under a recall.  This is due to the fact that the cantaloupes may be tainted with L. monocytogenes.  The State of Colorado has been working with Jensen Farms to make sure the word gets out to consumers.

The FDA warns that those most at risk for contracting serious illness are fetuses and neonates, who are infected as a result of the mother consuming the contaminated cantaloupes, and the elderly and those with a weakened immune systems.  Listeria symptoms may include fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache,stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions.

The fruit was distributed to the following states:  AZ, CO, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, and WY.  The time period during which the cantaloupes were shipped was between July 29, 2011 and September 10, 2011.

Label information is essential in identifying the specific cantaloupes involved in the recall.  Look out for labels that read:

  • White or green stickers that states: Product of USA – Frontera Produce – Colorado Fresh – Rocky Ford – cantaloupe
  • Gray, yellow and green stickers that read:  Jensen Farms-Sweet Rocky Fords.

 

If a cantaloupe was not labeled, it is suggested that a call the to the retail store where the fruit was purchased be made.

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