The Food and Drug Administration will soon issue a report showing the deadly listeria outbreak stems from the packing facility of Jensen Farms near holly.
CBS4 has learned the health department has collected 13 samples that have tested positive for listeria at Jensen Farms in Holly.
Federal health officials have raised the death toll to 18 in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe.
U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette of Colorado and Henry Waxman of California are calling for a congressional hearing on the recent listeria outbreak.
Health officials in Colorado have blamed a third death on a multistate Listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupe from a Colorado farm.
It’s only going to get worse. That’s the word from federal health officials on the listeria outbreak. They say more illnesses and maybe deaths could happen in the coming weeks.
Backers of an initiative that would let private employees and city workers earn up to 72 hours of paid sick days a year are using the deadly listeria outbreak to promote their cause.
As many as 14 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, health officials say — a death toll that would make the food outbreak the deadliest in more than a decade.
The Colorado-based listeria outbreak is quickly becoming one of the deadliest foodborne illnesses in recent U.S. history.
The Food and Drug Administration will be at Jensen Farms later this week to try to determine how the melons got contaminated.