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US: 2011 Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Still Lingers in 2014

In evaluating some of this year’s top stories in food safety, it’s been found that news originating two to three years ago still made headlines in 2014.
One of those stories was that of the 2011 Jensen Farms (Holly, CO) Listeria monocytogenes outbreak traced back to contaminated cantaloupes that ultimately caused 33 deaths and one miscarriage. The cantaloupes were shipped after a July 2011 audit conducted on behalf of food safety audit firm PrimusLabs Corporation, giving the packing facility a “superior” rating of 96 out of 100.

Click here to read the full article in Food Safety Magazine.

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