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Listeria Now Found In Romaine Lettuce As Number Of Deaths Rises

Cartons of bagged romaine lettuce, over 2,000 of them, have now been recalled after the lettuce tested positive for the listeria bacteria. Although there have been no reports of illness connected to the lettuce, True Leaf Farms of Salinas, California have recalled lettuce that was shipped on 12 and 13 September, and had a best before date of 29 September. The product had been sent to food distributors in many other states. Since the best before date has now passed for the lettuce, this should not add to the number of cases which have affected people in many different states due to contaminated cantaloupe. Listeria has sickened many, but the source of the outbreak has not been connected to lettuce. Cantaloupe from Colorado have been pin pointed as the source of that … Read entire article »

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Listeria Outbreak In Colorado Linked To Cantaloupe

On Friday the Colorado Department of Health and Environment reported that the likely source of an outbreak of the listeria bacteria in Colorado is likely due to cantaloupe. There have been two deaths so far in Colorado from the bacteria, but officials have only been able to link one of the deaths to contaminated cantaloupe. The CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed the link between listeria and cantaloupes in the current outbreak, but as yet the source of the contamination has not been discovered. Texas and Nebraska have also reported cases of listeria, and so both the CDC and the United States Department of Agriculture are both trying to track down the source of the contamination. Those most at risk include pregnant women, the elderly, and anyone with compromised immune … Read entire article »

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