Listeria monocytogenes

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:

parfait recall.jpgOn July 19, 2011, Flying Food Group LLC of Lawrenceville, Georgia announced that it was recalling certain products upon the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) because they had the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Yesterday, the company significantly expanded that recall to include products made for Core-mark Atlanta Division