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8 months 3 weeks ago

Rocky Ford set to harvest cantaloupes

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) - Farmers are starting their harvest of Rocky Ford cantaloupes. The Rocky Ford Growers Association says that when pickers headed to the fields Friday, they were getting a late start on the harvest. The association says growers thought they could start harvesting a week ago, but...

2 years 2 days ago

Company launches recall over listeria concerns

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan company says it's recalling pizza calzone products because of possible listeria contamination. Albie's Foods of Gaylord says about 310 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat pizza calzone products were produced on April 10 and shipped to customers in Michigan and Indiana. The recall covers packages...

2 years 2 months ago

Listeria outbreak sparks food safety forum

DENVER (AP) - The governor's forum on Colorado agriculture plans to feature discussions on food safety and how to reduce outbreaks. This year, the annual event comes after a listeria outbreak was traced to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the...

2 years 5 months ago

Another Colorado death from Listeria

DENVER (AP) - The death toll in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe has reached 29 after federal health authorities say an eighth person has died in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 139 people have been sickened or killed in 28 states. ...

2 years 6 months ago

California farm recalls chopped romaine lettuce

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - A California farm is voluntarily recalling bags of chopped romaine lettuce because of possible contamination with listeria, though no illnesses have been reported. True Leaf Farms, of Salinas, announced Thursday that it's recalling 90 cartons that were shipped to an Oregon food service distributor. From...

2 years 7 months ago

Rocky Ford farmers trying to clear their name

Farmers in Rocky Ford are scrambling to clear their name after a listeria scare was mistakenly linked to the area. Health Department memos claimed the tainted cantaloupes were from the "Rocky Ford Region". Just recently it's been learned that the cantaloupes in question were actually from the Jensen Farms...

2 years 7 months ago

FDA, CDC investigate listeriosis outbreak's source

DENVER (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine the source of contaminated cantaloupe blamed for a multistate listeriosis outbreak. Several Colorado grocery stores have removed cantaloupe from shelves, though there has been no official recall. More than...

2 years 7 months ago

Colorado cantaloupe still being investigated

DENVER (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine the source of contaminated cantaloupe blamed for a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis. Several Colorado grocery stores have removed cantaloupe from shelves, even though there has been no official recall. At...

2 years 7 months ago

Listeria cases in Colorado, how to stay safe

Officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced the state health department has identified a sharp increase in the number of Listeria monocytogenes infections reported to public health agencies. Nine cases were reported during August, with seven of the nine cases reported since August 29....

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