Colorado cantaloupe growers are promoting new safeguards as Rocky Ford melons return to grocery stores a year after a deadly listeria outbreak killed 30 people, including two in North Texas.
Lawyers involved in lawsuits against a Colorado farm identified as the source of a deadly listeria outbreak last fall said Monday they were close to a settlement in the case.
A negligence lawsuit filed by the family of an 89-year-old North Texas woman says she died after eating cantaloupe allegedly tainted with listeria.
Dirty equipment at a cantaloupe packing facility was probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, the FDA said.
The recent listeria outbreak from cantaloupe shows that large-scale occurrences of serious illnesses linked to tainted food have grown more common over the years, partly because much of what we eat takes a long and winding road from farm to fork.
Officials say a second North Texas resident who became ill from listeria linked to cantaloupes from a Colorado farm has died.
A Dallas County man, who got sick after eating contaminated cantaloupe and contracting listeria, has died. In all, there have been four people sickened with listeria in Dallas County, but this is the first death.
Another case of listeria in Dallas County has been linked to a national outbreak that was traced back to cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado.
Two recent cases of listeria among Dallas County residents did come from the same source that caused a multistate investigation earlier in the month, Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
Health officials have issued a warning for Rocky Ford cantaloupes amid an outbreak blamed for four deaths and 15 cases of the strain in four states — including Texas.