Rocky Ford CantaloupeNumber Recalled: N/A
Recalling Firm: Jensen Farms
Date Recalled: 2011-09-14
Model Number: N/A
Safety Concern: Shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. . monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild non-invasive illness (called listerial gastroenteritis) or a severe, sometimes life-threatening, illness (called invasive listeriosis).
Locations: The whole cantaloupes in question were shipped between July 29th, 2011 and September 10th 2011, and distributed to the following states: IL, WY, TN, UT, TX, CO, MN, KS, NM, NC, MO, NE, OK, AZ, NJ, NY, PA. *UPDATE September 29, 2011* Jensen Farms is now including IN, LA, WI in the recall.
Solution: Jensen Farms is requesting any consumer that many have one of these cantaloupes to please destroy the products.
The recall involves only whole cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms, and no other commodities are involved. Jensen Farms feels it is prudent to participate in the recall as the State of Colorado has stated (in their September 12th, 2011 press release) that people at a high risk for infection should not eat whole cantaloupe from the Rocky Ford growing region.
The whole cantaloupes 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. If the whole cantaloupe is unlabeled, please contact your retail store for sourcing information.
Consumers with questions may contact Jensen Farms via email at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" target="_blank">email@example.com</a> or phone 1-800-267-4561 between the hours of 9am and 4pm MST.