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  1. Listeria in Cantaloupes: Deadliest Outbreak in a Decade

    Sept. 28, 2011 -- The CDC says 72 people have been sickened and 13 have died as a result of eating cantaloupes tainted with listeria bacteria, making it the deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in the U.S. in a decade. State officials say they are investigating three more deaths -- one each in N

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  2. Listeria Prompts Romaine Lettuce Recall

    Sept. 30, 2011 -- Listeria may contaminate bagged chopped or shredded romaine lettuce shipped to distributors in 21 states. No illnesses linked to the lettuce have been reported. There does not appear to be any link to the ongoing outbreak of listeria in Colorado cantaloupes. True Leaf Farms of Sali

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  3. 8 Dead From Listeria-Contaminated Cantaloupes

    Sept. 21, 2011 -- Eight people have died in the ongoing outbreak of listeria food poisoning from Colorado cantaloupes. There have been four deaths in New Mexico, two in Colorado, one in Maryland, and one in Oklahoma. The CDC now has 55 reported illnesses from 14 states:  California (1 case) Colorado

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  4. Death Toll Rises From Listeria in Cantaloupes

    Sept. 20, 2011 -- Four people are confirmed dead -- with three more deaths under investigation -- in the ongoing outbreak of listeria food poisoning from contaminated cantaloupes. The CDC's official count has grown to 35 cases in 10 states. In every case where medical records are available, people i

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  5. Second Listeriosis Death From Contaminated Cantaloupes

    Sept. 15, 2011 -- A second person has died of listeriosis as the outbreak from contaminated cantaloupes has spread to seven states. Including the two deaths, 22 people have been sickened.  The CDC, FDA, and Colorado health authorities have traced the outbreak to Jensen Farms of Holly, Colo. It is no

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  6. CDC Warning: Deadly Listeria in Cantaloupe

    Sept. 13, 2011 -- Cantaloupe from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado may carry deadly listeria bacteria, the CDC warns. So far the outbreak has caused 15 hospitalizations -- including one death -- in four states: Colorado (11 cases), Nebraska (one case), Oklahoma (one case), and Texas (two cases). Th

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  7. More Ground Turkey Recalled Because of Salmonella Risk

    Sept. 12, 2011 -- About 185,000 more pounds of ground turkey have been recalled from the same Arkansas processing facility associated with last month's massive ground turkey recall. Cargill announced the voluntary recall of about 185,000 pounds of 85% lean fresh ground turkey after products produced

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  8. CDC: 1,000 Food-Borne Disease Outbreaks in a Year

    Sept. 8, 2011 -- The latest numbers from the CDC show the U.S. had more than 1,000 outbreaks of food-borne disease in a single year. The CDC study includes reports of illness from 2008, the most recent year that information is available. The outbreaks caused 23,152 cases of illness, nearly 1,300 hos

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  9. Ground Beef Recalled Due to E. coli

    Aug. 15, 2011 -- More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef sold at three major grocery store chains in the Southeast have been recalled because of potential E. coli contamination. The ground beef was supplied by National Beef Packaging Co. of Dodge City, Kan. and sold by Winn-Dixie Stores Inc, Publix S

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  10. 36 Million Pounds of Ground Turkey Recalled

    Aug. 4, 2011 -- Cargill has recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey sold since Feb. 20, the third largest meat recall in history. Ground turkey processed by Cargill's Springdale, Ark., processing plant is the likely cause of a drug-resistant salmonella outbreak that has killed one person and sic

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