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CDC Melon Recall... listeria contamination
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The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat cantaloupes from a southeastern Colorado farm after investigators found a contaminated melon in a store, the first time Listeria has been linked to cantaloupe in the U.S.

The farm provides about 40 percent of the area's cantaloupes, she said.

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention said one person died in Colorado and one in New Mexico. New Mexico has blamed three deaths on the outbreak, but epidemiologist Chad Smelser said Thursday that one death has been confirmed and the other two are pending results from the CDC.

The CDC said it was trying to clarify the discrepancy.

Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems. Symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, confusion and convulsions.

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RE: Melon Recall in Colorado
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 14, 2011 - Jensen Farms, of Holly, CO is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the FDA to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild non-invasive illness (called listerial gastroenteritis) or a severe, sometimes life-threatening, illness (called invasive listeriosis). Persons who have the greatest risk of experiencing listeriosis after consuming foods contaminated with L. monocytogenes are fetuses and neonates who are infected after the mother is exposed to L. monocytogenes during pregnancy, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.

The whole cantaloupes in question were shipped between July 29th, 2011 and September 10th 2011, and distributed to the following states: IL, WY, TN, UT, TX, CO, MN, KS, NM, NC, MO, NE, OK, AZ, NJ, NY, PA. The whole cantaloupes have a green and white sticker that reads: 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 the whole cantaloupe is unlabeled, please contact your retail store for sourcing information. Jensen Farms is requesting any consumer that many have one of these cantaloupes to please destroy the products.

Consumers with questions may contact Jensen Farms via email at [email protected] or phone 1-800-267-4561 between the hours of 9am and 4pm MST.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm271879.htm
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RE: CDC Melon Recall... listeria contamination
no melon jokes? doomed
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ummmm Melons Bounce016 Pumpkin1 Csmeqmmd Pumpkin1 Bounce016
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Hong Kong Phooey  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:14 PM)
no melon jokes? doomed

too late. Jptdknpa

the lady in your avatar reminds me of my wife.
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RE: CDC Melon Recall... listeria contamination
LoP Guest  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:16 PM)
Hong Kong Phooey  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:14 PM)
no melon jokes? doomed

too late. Jptdknpa

the lady in your avatar reminds me of my wife.

Hiding until death do you part
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RE: CDC Melon Recall... listeria contamination
It's probably another "scare" to get those who don't know better begging to have all food irradiated, which kills all nutritional value.
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RE: CDC Melon Recall... listeria contamination
SuzieQ  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:20 PM)
It's probably another "scare" to get those who don't know better begging to have all food irradiated, which kills all nutritional value.

doomed

listeria infections are a great concern for pregnant women
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RE: CDC Melon Recall... listeria contamination
Hong Kong Phooey  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:23 PM)
SuzieQ  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:20 PM)
It's probably another "scare" to get those who don't know better begging to have all food irradiated, which kills all nutritional value.

doomed

listeria infections are a great concern for pregnant women

You don't eat the rind of a cantaloupe. Just wash the stinking things before slicing them. Heartflowers
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RE: CDC Melon Recall... listeria contamination
Well I don't know how the Listeria could get inside the melon unless it was cracked, since melons are practically hermetically sealed, but if you wash the outside thoroughly it seems to me that it should be all right.

What a shame we have to handle our fruit like we do our meats nowdays. It's almost like someone wants to scare us into draconian food laws...................Hiding3
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RE: CDC Melon Recall... listeria contamination
Hong Kong Phooey  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:17 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:16 PM)
Hong Kong Phooey  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:14 PM)
no melon jokes? doomed

too late. Jptdknpa

the lady in your avatar reminds me of my wife.

Hiding until death do you part

yes, the thought has crossed both our minds.
Well, she doesn't smoke at least but there is no way on earth I'd survive any attempt trying to take her out. lol
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RE: CDC Melon Recall... listeria contamination
SuzieQ  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:26 PM)
Hong Kong Phooey  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:23 PM)
SuzieQ  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:20 PM)
It's probably another "scare" to get those who don't know better begging to have all food irradiated, which kills all nutritional value.

doomed

listeria infections are a great concern for pregnant women

You don't eat the rind of a cantaloupe. Just wash the stinking things before slicing them. Heartflowers

Cheer soapy melons Cheer
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Melon recall Csmeqmmd doomed

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RE: CDC Melon Recall... listeria contamination
czygyny  Wrote: (09-15-2011 05:26 PM)
Well I don't know how the Listeria could get inside the melon unless it was cracked, since melons are practically hermetically sealed, but if you wash the outside thoroughly it seems to me that it should be all right.

What a shame we have to handle our fruit like we do our meats nowdays. It's almost like someone wants to scare us into draconian food laws...................Hiding3

A big YES!
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