October 19, 2011 The outbreak of listeria in fresh cantaloupe has been blamed for at least 25 deaths and 123 illnesses in 26 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Casualties have slowed since September, but the outbreak is far from over, officials say.
October 7, 2011 The CDC says that the Jensen Farms-related cantaloupe outbreak has extended to 20 states so far, starting on or after July 31. State and local health departments all over the country are investigating other listeriosis illnesses to determine if they are part of this outbreak.
September 28, 2011 The day's news includes word of a deadly listeria outbreak tied to Colorado cantaloupes and the capture of fugitive George Wright.
June 14, 2011 Food and Drug Administration inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes, a germ that can cause serious illness and sometimes death, at a Georgia factory that makes Keebler and Famous Amos cookies. Kellogg says it is taking the agency's concerns about plant quality seriously.