FDA: Listeria outbreak tied to dirty water, equipment at cantaloupe farm

The FDA says they found the bacteria on the equipment at a Colorado farm -- the source of the tainted fruit. Twenty-five people have died and more than 120 others have been sickened in the outbreak.
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The FDA says they found the bacteria on the equipment at a Colorado farm -- the source of the tainted fruit. Twenty-five people have died and more than 120 others have been sickened in the outbreak.

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The Food and Drug Administration believes the fruit is contaminated with listeria -- a bacteria that can lead to a life-threatening illness. More than two dozen people have gotten sick.

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The Centers for Disease Control says at least 55 other people have gotten sick from eating the contaminated fruit which has been recalled in Minnesota and 16 other states. No deaths or illnesses have been reported in Minnesota.

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Up to 16 people have died, and many more have gotten sick, in what federal officials are calling the worst food-borne illness outbreak in over a decade. The fruit, grown in Colorado, was shipped to Minnesota, among other states, but no deaths or illnesses have been reported here.

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