Two Texans Die From Listeria Tainted Cantaloupe

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Sep-2011

Thirteen people across the United States, two of which reside in Texas, have died from the listeria contaminated cantaloupes, traced to the Rocky Ford fruit grown out of Colorado’s Jensen Farms. In addition, as many as 72 people have become sick from consuming the melons.

Possibly contaminated cantaloupes bare stickers, labeled Product of USA- Frontera Produce-Colorado Fresh-Rocky Ford-Cantaloupe or a gray, yellow, and green sticker that says: Jensen Farms-Sweet Rocky Fords.

Consumers, who are unsure of cantaloupe sources or purchased any of the fruit unlabeled, should take it back to the store where it was purchased, for more information, prior to eating it.

Provoking fever, muscles aches and gastrointestinal complications, Listeriosis bacteria can be particularly dangerous for elderly adults, pregnant women or those with weak immune systems. Almost 260 people die every year as a result of the bacteria contamination, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. Another 1,600 people become severely sick as a result of consuming foods tainted by Listeria.

If you or someone you love has been killed or injured by bacteria tainted food, including Listeria contaminated cantaloupe, call our product liability attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact us online or visit one of our 11 law offices in Texas for a free consultaion today. We care. We Can Help.


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