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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The Centers for Disease Control says at least 55 other people have gotten sick from eating the contaminated fruit from Colorado-based grower Jensen Farms. The company's recalled cantaloupes shipped to stores earlier this month in Minnesota and 16 other states.
Cantaloupe outbreak could be deadliest in a decade
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.
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.
Inver Grove Heights company recalls cantaloupe
Cut Fruit Express Inc. of Inver Grove Heights says it is voluntarily recalling fruit packages that contain cantaloupe that has been recalled by supplier DFI Marketing Inc., due to potential salmonella contamination, the Associated Press reports. The company says it is a precaution and no illnesses have been reported.
Cantaloupes recalled in Minn., other states due to possible health risk
Thousands of cantaloupe are being recalled in Minnesota and 16 others states because they may be contaminated with listeria -- a bacteria that can sometimes lead to a life-threatening illness.
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State officials warn residents about shipping Minnesota apples
People wanting to ship Honeycrisps or SweeTangoes to friends and relatives in some western states will have to get through fruit-sniffing dogs first. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns people that California and four other states have quarantines that prohibit fruit without proper certification. Inspectors and trained dogs are in place to keep the fruit out to prevent infestations of bugs or plant diseases.
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