A multistate outbreak of listeriosis has been connected to Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Holly, Colorado. As of November 2011, 29 deaths have been confirmed due to the contaminated cantaloupe, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Only whole Rocky Ford cantaloupe that was shipped from Jensen Farms between July 29, 2011 and September 10, 2011 were contaminated.
Listeriosis is easily preventable. If you or your loved ones were affected by a Rocky Ford listeria-infected cantaloupe, contact the Listeria attorneys at the Eichholz Law Firm immediately to explore your legal options.
Areas Affected by Listeria-Contaminated Cantaloupes
Jensen Farms distributed Rocky Ford whole cantaloupes to the following states:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
Symptoms of Listeriosis
Listeriosis can range from a mild, non-invasive sickness known as listerial gastroenteritis to an often life-threatening illness called invasive listeriosis. The prevention of listeriosis is as simple as sanitizing food contact surfaces. In severe cases, listeriosis can turn into sepsis or meningitis, with symptoms including fever, nausea and gastrointestinal illness.
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Listeriosis affects those with a weak immune system, such as pregnant women, newborns and the elderly.
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