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Listeria Outbreak (2011)
Local growers, retailers try to reassure cantaloupe eaters after listeria outbreak
Local growers, retailers try to reassure cantaloupe eaters after listeria outbreak

Local melon growers and retailers are trying to reassure consumers after listeria linked to cantaloupe from a Colorado farm killed 13 people across the country, including one in Maryland — the deadliest foodborne outbreak in more than a decade. While federal public health officials have warned of the potential for more deaths, state officials are reaching out to retailers to ensure they're aware of the recall, and the produce industry is working to contain the crisis. Meanwhile, some consumers are putting off cantaloupe purchases. "I don't take no chances," said Maggie Schaum of Perry Hall while shopping Thursday at R&B Fruits and Veggies in the Pennsylvania...

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