LOS ANGELES — The death toll from listeria-contaminated cantaloupes has reached 29, making it the deadliest food-borne outbreak in the United States since at least 1985, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASHINGTON — Pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment at a Colorado farm's cantaloupe-packing facility were probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration said.
WASHINGTON — An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now linked to 23 deaths, making it the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the U.S. in more than 25 years.
Mary Clare Jalonick
, October 13, 2011
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