Jensen Farms, Holly, CO is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company works with the State of Colorado and the FDA to inform consumers about the recall cantaloupe.
Jensen Farms cantaloupes that were shipped between July 29, 2011 and September 10, 2011, and distributed to the following states: IL, WY, TN, UT, TX, CO, MN, KS, NM, NC, MO, NE, OK, AZ, NJ, NY, PA. Whole cantaloupe has a green and white sticker that reads: Product of the United States Frontera Production-Fresh-Colorado Rocky Ford cantaloupe or gray, yellow and green label that reads: Jensen Farms Sweet Rocky Ford.
If you bought a whole melon no label, please contact your store for information supply.
Jensen Farms asking a consumer can have one of these cantaloupes to destroy the product please. The recall includes only whole cantaloupe farms supplied by Jensen, and not other products are affected. Jensen Farms believes it is wise to remember that to participate in the State of Colorado said (in their September 12, 2011 press release) that people have a high risk of infection should not eat all cantaloupes Rocky Ford growing region. "
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate food and cause some non-invasive disease (called listeria gastroenteritis) or serious illness or life threatening (called invasive listeriosis). People who have the highest risk of listeriosis after eating food contaminated with Listeria are fetuses and infants who become infected after the mother is exposed to Listeria during pregnancy, the elderly and people have a weakened immune system.