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Listeria outbreak from cantaloupes considered worst food-borne illness in decade

Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at 4:21 pm    

The outbreak of food-borne illness from Listeria contaminated-cantaloupes that were grown in Colorado has been called the worst in over a decade.

On Tuesday, the Center of Disease Control announced that 13 people have been killed and 72 have been sickened from the outbreak.

Three additional deaths are also being investigated to see if there is a connection to the cantaloupes. Local stores in Florida have put up signs that their melons came from California.

If you or a loved one has become ill after consuming a defective food product, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Fort Lauderdale product liability lawyers of Winston Law Firm, by calling 954-475-9666.