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Cantaloupe Recall and Listeriosis Outbreak 09/2011 - SilencioBarnes
So, apparently there’s been a recall on cantaloupes of all things. Specifically cantaloupes from Colorado carrying the Listeria bacteria which causes Listeriosis. Check the FDA Press Release Here: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm271899.htm http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/44709138#44709138 (Video) From the CDC site: What is listeriosis? Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem in the United States. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected. The risk may be reduced by following a few simple recommendations. What …