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Cantaloupe Deaths

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...

FDA Names Cantaloupe Farm Tied To Deadly Outbreak

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home

OWENSVILLE, Ind. — Health officials say a farm in southwestern Indiana was the source of at least some of the salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe...

Feds Pressured To Name Melon Farm Tied To Deadly Outbreak

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 08.22.2012 | Home

INDIANAPOLIS -- Food safety advocates called on federal officials Tuesday to release the name of an Indiana farm that recalled its cantaloupes amid a ...

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 ...

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...

Cantaloupe Outbreak: Death Toll Continues To Rise

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- The death toll in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is still growing as federal health authorities report new deaths in Colorado, Ka...

Cantaloupe Outbreak: Congress Seeks Meeting With Jensen Farms

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Members of Congress have requested a briefing with the Colorado cantaloupe farm whose packing facility has been traced to a deadly list...

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 ...

Food Safety Should Come First, Not After

Deirdre Schlunegger | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
Deirdre Schlunegger

The public must demand that food from the market and restaurants, from small and large farms, from domestic and international locations, is free of contaminants. The FDA now has the authority to ensure a safer food supply and they need the funding to get it done.

'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...

Another Listeria Death In Colo.

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a third Colorado death linked to listeria in cantaloupes, bringing the natio...

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 ...

Listeria Makes Its Political Debut

Posted 11.29.2011 | Denver

A political flier has been upsetting some Denver residents who say that its allusion to the deadly listeria outbreak is in poor taste. The fliers were...

What You Need To Know About Listeria In Fruit

AP/The Huffington Post | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

(Associated Press) -- Some questions consumers may have about listeria in cantaloupes. Q: What is listeria? A: Listeria is a hardy bacteria foun...