FDA Targets Cantaloupe In Deadly Bacteria Outbreak

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it was teaming with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state agencies to investigate a fatal outbreak of listeriosis that likely originated from cantaloupes grown in Colorado.

At least 15 people in Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas have been hospitalized with an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes since Aug. 15, the FDA said. The CDC reported Monday that one of the 15 had died from the infection.

The majority of the infected patients ate cantaloupes...
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