This is getting serious and we hope it's contained ASAP!
When we last heard, only 4 deaths were linked to a listeria outbreak from Colorado cantaloupes.
Even though the Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Jensen Farms have been recalled, the death toll has continued to rise!
As recently as Friday, a total of 15 people have died as a result of the listeria outbreak, while 84 cases of the illness have been reported in 19 states!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jensen Farms cantaloupes are the only melons linked to the outbreak, so check the stickers of any you have in your possession!
Once again, the cantaloupes in question have a green and white sticker that reads "Product of USA- Frontera Produce-Colorado Fresh-Rocky Ford-Cantaloupe" or a gray, yellow, and green sticker that reads "Jensen Farms-Sweet Rocky Fords".
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