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Listeria Outbreak

Safeway Pulls Caramel Apples From Shelves After Listeria Deaths, Lawsuit

AP | DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Safeway has pulled prepackaged caramel apples from its shelves, the grocery chain said Tuesday, a day after the family of a perso...

1 Dead, 3 Newborns Ill After Listeria Outbreak Linked To Cheese

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — One person has died and three newborns have become ill in an outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese. The Centers fo...

Outsourcing Food Inspection Is Too Hard to Swallow

Donald Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Donald Cohen

American public institutions have a long track record of keeping our food disease-free. Yet as this service is increasingly outsourced to for-profit corporations, it is leading to repeated oversight failures that have caused illness and even death.

Little-Used Charges Employed In Cantaloupe Listeria Case

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

DENVER — Criminal charges against two cantaloupe farmers over a deadly food-borne illness send an emphatic message to fruit and vegetable grower...

Farmers Arrested In Fatal Listeria Outbreak

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON and DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business

DENVER — The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people...

3 Deaths Linked To Listeria-Tainted Cheese

Posted 09.13.2012 | Home

The CDC announced Tuesday night that fourteen total hospitalizations and three deaths across America have been linked to listeria-tainted cheese impor...

Feds Seek Cantaloupe Listeria Victims' Records

AP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- An attorney for people who say they were sickened by cantaloupe contaminated with listeria says U.S. Attorney's officials are investigating ...

Rachel Mendleson

A Thousand Cuts: Food Inspectors Fall Victim To Austerity

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Lawyers: Listeria Melon Lawsuits Will Bear Fruit

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 08.04.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Lawyers involved in lawsuits against a Colorado farm identified as the source of a deadly listeria outbreak last fall said Monday they were ...

After Outbreak, Cantaloupe Farm Can't Cut It

AP | Posted 05.26.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A Colorado farm that was traced to a listeria outbreak in cantaloupe last year has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The outbreak...

Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Claims Another Life

Posted 02.22.2012 | Denver

The deadly cantaloupe listeria outbreak that the Center for Disease Control said was over in December has claimed another life on Tuesday -- that of M...

Cantaloupe Grower Fined Over Migrant Housing

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 03.20.2012 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado cantaloupe grower whose farm was identified by federal authorities as the source of a listeria outbreak that killed 30 peopl...

Listeria Outbreak Officially OVER, Says CDC

AP | Posted 12.09.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- U.S. health authorities say the final death toll from an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is 30. The Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

Cantaloupe Death Toll Climbs Higher

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- The death toll in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe has reached 29 after federal health authorities say an eighth person has died in Col...

FDA Releases The Cause Of The Outbreak

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment at a Colorado farm's cantaloupe-packing facility were probably to blam...

Cantaloupe Outbreak: Death Toll Rises Again

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the ...

Listeria Cantaloupe Are Off The Shelves, But Aftershocks Continue

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

By now, all the cantaloupe potentially tainted with the listeria that has sickened dozens over the past four weeks has left the food system, reports F...

'People Are Afraid To Eat Them'

Gosia Wozniacka | Posted 12.14.2011 | San Francisco

Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press MENDOTA, Calif. (AP) -- On an October day in the midst of harvest season, two farmworkers sat idly in their home...

Deadliest Listeria Outbreak In 25 Years

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now linked to 23 deaths, making it the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in th...

Listeria Outbreak Draws Lawyer To Battle

AP | By SHANNON DININNY | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

SEATTLE -- Bill Marler updates his many blogs each day about the latest foodborne illness outbreak and travels the world delivering speeches, implorin...

Listeria Deaths Keep Rising

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.04.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials have raised the death toll to 18 in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe. The Centers for Disease Control and...

For Listeria Victims, Sudden Turns For The Worse

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 12.03.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Charles Palmer is a hardy 71-year-old former Marine and Vietnam veteran who trains cockatiels to say "Semper Fi" and "Whatcha doin', man?" ...

Long Road From Farm To Plate Worsens Food Outbreaks

AP/The Huffington Post | BY MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

(Associated Press) WASHINGTON -- The recent listeria outbreak from cantaloupe demonstrates one likely cause of large-scale occurrences of serious illn...

How To Stay Safe During The Deadly Listeria Outbreak

AP/The Huffington Post | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

(Associated Press) MILWAUKEE -- Avoid foreign produce. Wash and peel your fruit. Keep it refrigerated. None of these common tips would have guaranteed...

Fear In Colo. Town At Heart Of Listeria Outbreak

AP | By P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

HOLLY, Colo. -- Eric Jensen surveys his dusty cantaloupe field and seems equally stunned and puzzled at the fate that has befallen his crop: row upon ...