580 cases of cantaloupe from a farm in North Carolina were recalled after testing found listeria on a cantaloupe.
Jensen Farms, the farm found responsible for the deadly listeria outbreak last year, filed for bankruptcy. Thirty-six people died in the outbreak after eating cantaloupe from the farm.
After the news of a listeria outbreak in cantaloupe killing several people, there are now reports of spinach dip in Florida that is being recalled for possible Listeria contamination.
Several weeks ago, a cantaloupe recall was issued for fear of listeria contamination. Since listeria takes several weeks to incubate, the effects are just being felt now…and they are not good. Here are some statistics on the outbreak so far:
The FDA is tracking a multistate listeria outbreak. So far, they believe the source is whole cantaloupes from the Rocky Ford growing region in Colorado.
Taylor Farms and Safeway are issuing a voluntary broccoli recall after a test sample was positive for listeria contamination.
380,000 pounds of deli meat products have been recalled for possible listeria monocytogenes.