Dirty equipment at a cantaloupe packing facility was probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, the FDA said.
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.
Almost 400,000 pounds of deli meat sold in Grab and Go sandwiches at Wal-Marts all over the country is being recalled, because it may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria.