Twenty-two people have fallen ill in a multistate outbreak of listeriosis and two people have died. The listeria strain associated with this outbreak causes a more severe form of listeriosis than most strains. Most at risk are pregnant women and infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.
The cantaloupe were shipped between July 29 and September 10 to Illinois, Wyoming, Tennessee, Utah, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. More states may be added as the investigation continues.
The cantaloupe being recalled may have a sticker like the one at the top of the post. Some may not. If you have purchased unlabeled cantaloupes recently, call the grocer to find out where they came from. The cantaloupe were shipped by Frontera Produce in crates that look like the ones at the bottom of this post.
Jensen Farms is asking anyone who has purchased their cantaloupes recently to seal the cantaloupes in a bag or container before throwing them away. This will prevent children or wildlife from retrieving the melons from the garbage.