In cooperation with the Jensen Farms recall of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe due to possible Listeria contamination, Safeway has recalled Jumbo Cantaloupes grown in the Rocky Ford region, supplied by Jensen Farms, and sold in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico (Aztec and Farmington), South Dakota and Wyoming between August 30th and September 6th. Safeway customers who purchased the recalled cantaloupe and still have it in their homes should discard it or return it for a full refund. Cantaloupes currently in stores are not subject to this recall as they do not come from Jensen Farms or the Rocky Ford region of Colorado. Jensen Farms is not a main supplier for Safeway.
The Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers to not eat Rocky Ford-region cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria and may be linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis.
As we have previously reported, Listeriosis can be fatal, especially in certain high-risk groups. These groups include older adults, people with compromised immune systems and certain chronic medical conditions (such as cancer), and unborn babies and newborns. In pregnant women, listeriosis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and serious illness or death in newborn babies, though the mother herself rarely becomes seriously ill. Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Jensen Farms via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-800-267-4561. They can also contact Safeway at 1-800-SAFEWAY.
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