Possible listeria contamination leads to cantaloupe recall

    Cantaloups grown in Colorado and distributed to Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been recalled for possible listeria contamination.

    The fruits, shipped between July 29 and Sept. 10, were also sent to 15 other states.

    The Jensen Farms cantaloupe have a white sticker that says, “Product of USA- Frontera Produce-Colorado Fresh-Rocky Ford-Cantaloupe,” or a gray, yellow, and green sticker that reads, “Jensen Farms-Sweet Rocky Fords.” If your sticker is gone, contact the retailer for more information.

     

    You can also contact Jensen directly at recall AT rfordcantaloupe.com or call 1-800-267-4561 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

    L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild non-invasive illness (listerial gastroenteritis) or a severe, sometimes life-threatening, illness (invasive listeriosis).

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