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:

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

Phyllis Entis, perhaps better known as the foodbuglady and for her excellent coverage of food safety issues on the eFoodAlert blog, recently invited her readers to weigh in on Del Monte’s current lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company filed suit against the agency after a collaborative epidemiologic investigation conducted