Colorado cantaloupe growers are pleading with the state to help them restore the public’s trust in the melons.
A pilot project in Colorado’s Arkansas Valley seeks to break a “buy and dry” trend in which thirsty cities buy water rights from farmers desperate for cash in times of severe drought.
The Food and Drug Administration will be at Jensen Farms later this week to try to determine how the melons got contaminated.
Rocky Ford farmers say cantaloupes aren’t the only crop that suffered a hit from a multistate listeria outbreak that has killed at least four people.
A multistate Listeria outbreak linked to a Colorado farm has the state’s melon farmers worried that their prime selling season has been ruined.
A couple from Colorado Springs has filed a lawsuit against Jensen Farms and Walmart after they were sickened after eating cantaloupe that may be linked to the listeria outbreak.
The listeria outbreak has been tied to Rocky Ford Cantaloupe. There have been 27 cases reported in six states. Four people have died.
Some schools in Colorado have pulled cantaloupe from the menu after a health scare over listeria. The exact source of the contaminated cantaloupe hasn’t been determined, but the melon is from Rocky Ford.
Health officials have issued a warning for cantaloupes from a revered melon-producing area of Colorado amid a bacteria outbreak.