Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak: 116 Cases, 23 Deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wednesday said the outbreak linked to Listeria-tainted cantaloupe has killed 23 of the 116 people sickened, and that four of the illnesses are related to pregnancies.  As of Oct. 11, the CDC added 7 more confirmed cases and two deaths, both from Louisiana, to the outbreak toll. Illnesses associated with eating contaminated cantaloupe from the single, implicated grower — Jensen Farms of Colorado — have now been reported by 25 states.  You will have no problems at Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market, our cantaloupe is 100% organic and not from Jensen Farms of Colorado.  Click here for full story.