Friday, October 14, 2011

Cantaloupe Rampage Continues, and Ice Cream Recalled

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge Listeria outbreak is now the biggest in over 25 years. - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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  • Listeria outbreak is now the biggest in over 25 years.
A month ago today Jensen Farms in Colorado recalled listeria-tainted cantaloupe. The news keeps getting worse.

On Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control announced that, with 23 deaths linked to listeria-tainted cantaloupe, this is the deadliest food borne illness outbreak in 25 years. One death occurred in Missouri. To date, 116 people have been infected with listeria linked to the cantaloupes; 4 in Missouri and 1 in Illinois.

The CDC reiterates that cantaloupes that aren't Rocky Ford brand are safe to eat.

Meanwhile, a variety of Kroger's store-brand ice cream might not be safe to eat if you have a peanut allergy.

The Ohio-based grocery chain has voluntarily recalled its Private Selection Extreme Moose Tracks ice cream because it lacks the label declaring that the ice cream may contain peanuts.

Considering that Moose Tracks ice cream usually contains tiny peanut butter cups, it seems like something that should be mentioned. At least in passing.

The ice cream was sold in ten states, including Missouri and Illinois.

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