Sep 15, 2011 8:31 AM by Kirsten Bennett

Voluntary recall issued for Jensen Farms cantaloupe

HOLLY, Colo. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat cantaloupes from a southeastern Colorado farm after the farm issued a voluntary recall.

Jensen Farms spokeswoman Amy Philpott said Thursday one of the farm's Rocky Ford cantaloupes tested positive for Listeria, but more tests are needed to determine if it's the same strain linked to the outbreak. The tests were first reported by KMGH-TV.

Philpott said the farm provides about 40 percent of the area's cantaloupes.

Four people have died and more than two dozen people have come down with listeriosis.

The cantaloupes were shipped between July 29 and Sept. 10 and distributed throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.


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