kansas-state-seal.pngA press release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) indicated that the five isolates sent to CDC do match the Listeria multistate outbreak. The agencies anticipate that Kansas will soon be added to the CDC’s report.

In addition to the newly confirmed Kansas cases, the

Thumbnail image for cantaloupe-Listeria.jpgJon Ebelt of the Clark Fork Chronicle reported today that the Montana Department of the Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is currently investigating two cases of listeriosis identified in Gallatin and Yellowstone counties. According to Montana health authorities, one case, in Yellowstone County, has been definitively linked to the outbreak of listeriosis linked to

Cantaloupe.jpgAn FDA press release announced that Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colorado is coordinating with the State of Colorado to voluntarily recall their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because of possible Listeria contamination.

The whole cantaloupes in question were shipped between July 29, 2011 and September 10, 2011, and distributed to the following states:

cantaloupe-Listeria.jpgYesterday, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced in a press release that it had identified 9 cases of Listeria infection throughout the state. According to health officials, 3 of those 9 cases resulted in death. The fatal cases included a 93-year-old man from Bernalillo County, a 61-year-old female from Curry County, and a

Today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued a press release announcing that officials have identified cantaloupe as the likely source of Colorado’s recent listeria outbreak which is now believed to be multistate.

According to the release, although Colorado initially reported 13 listeria cases, just 9 of those cases have been linked

Food Safety Director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Caroline Smith DeWaal, recently issued a statement in response to Del Monte’s current lawsuits against both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as Oregon Public Health. Del Monte filed suit against the agency after a collaborative epidemiologic investigation conducted by