Navigation Links
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 28
Date:10/26/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The death toll in the listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupes produced at a Colorado farm has reached 28, with another 133 people sickened in 26 states, U.S. officials said late Tuesday.

Officials said last week that the outbreak appeared to have been caused by unsanitary conditions at the farm.

Inspections on Sept. 22 and 23 by federal and state authorities at the Jensen Farms packing facility in Granada found "unsanitary conditions where the [fruit] may have become adulterated," Sherri McGarry, senior advisor at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's CORE Network, said during a news conference last week.

Inspectors said the layout of the farm's packing facility allowed water to pool on the floor, making it hard to clean the floor and the equipment used to pack the melons -- and that could have served as a conduit for the germ to latch onto the fruit.

In addition, Jensen Farms did not cool its cantaloupes before placing them in cold storage, which may have caused condensation promoting the growth of listeria, McGarry said.

"We have no reason to believe, at this time, that these practices are indicative of practices throughout the industry," she said.

The plant, which was registered with the FDA in 2010, had never been inspected and was not due to be inspected for five to seven years, she added.

"The tragic deaths and illness from this outbreak have again demonstrated the need to continually address and improve food-safety practices," U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said at the news conference.

The agency said that even though the cantaloupes in question were recalled in mid-September, more cases might still emerge since Listeria monocytogenes infection has a long lag time between diagnosis and laboratory confirmation "and also because up to two months can elaps
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Premature Death Could Await Obese Kids
2. Most maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa could be avoided
3. Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney Obtains Settlement in Wrongful Death Case
4. American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: Surgery, Stenting to Open Blocked Neck Arteries Similar in Safety, Efficacy, But Show Differences in Stroke, Heart Attack and Death Rates at Certain Ages
5. Hormone thought to slow aging associated with increased risk of cancer death
6. Some Parents Consider Hastening a Sick Childs Death
7. New tool to predict early death or hospital readmission
8. Death After Discharge Rates Higher in Elderly ICU Patients
9. High Hormone Level Linked to Cancer Death in Older Men
10. As Temperatures Rise, So Do Cocaine Deaths
11. PSA Test Reduces Prostate Cancer Deaths by 40%
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 28
(Date:7/13/2014)... Recently, MillionaireCasket.com, a well-known casket manufacturer from China, ... Additionally, the company’s chief executive officer has announced a new ... are offered at discounted prices, from 15 to 26 percent ... are in huge demand in the current market. We are ... have a lot of high quality products for sale. Many ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... The North American water storage systems market is ... million by 2018, at a CAGR of 21.0%, from 2013 ... a rapid pace in North America. The U.S. is experiencing ... & wastewater storage and collection, and the increased spending on ... at a healthy rate in Canada, and is rising at ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... The report “Micronutrient Market by ... (Chelated & Non Chelated), Application Mode (Soil, Foliar, ... and Forecast to 2018” defines and segments the ... forecasting of the global value and volume for ... restraining factors for the global agriculture micronutrients market ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Fuel additives are chemicals, ... diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, and so on, in order ... for reducing the corrosion effects caused by fuels and ... to any fuel, provide economies of scale in the ... the overall cost of the fuel products. , The ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study on ... 3D rendering; Layout and Animation; Image Reconstruction]: Global ... which analyzes and studies the major market drivers, ... Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and ... landscape of the 3D imaging market, providing an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cheap Oak Caskets Recently Unveiled By China Casket Manufacturer MillionaireCasket.com 2Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North America Fuel Additives Market is Expected to Reach $8,100 Million by 2017 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Fuel Additives Market is Expected to Reach $8,100 Million by 2017 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Fuel Additives Market is Expected to Reach $8,100 Million by 2017 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... , AVENTURA, Fla., Dec. 21 Cinergy ... benefit programs for the consumer market, expressed its concern for the ... this morning. , "While the Senate and House healthcare bills are ... step towards expanding access to affordable health coverage for all Americans," ...
... that could cause hearing loss , MONDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay ... other music player this holiday season, consider a bonus present ... one-half or two-thirds of the actual maximum. , That,s the ... that sound over 85 decibels -- well short of the ...
... ... ... -- Medical breakthroughs and technological advances – in combination with healthy lifestyles - will ... Institute on Aging . These and other positive trends will have a profound effect ...
... , BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 21 ... phonics-based learn-to-read system for children and adults, has teamed up ... - equivalent to the retail value of $10,000 - to ... medical centers. In an effort to make the holidays ...
... , , ... BOSTON, Dec. 21 Researchers from Children,s Hospital Boston and Brigham ... devastating kidney disease that is the second leading cause of kidney ... study, published online December 20 by Nature Genetics , may ...
... ... funds for children’s health services in Washington area , ... Washington, DC (Vocus) December 21, 2009 -- At ... Washington, DC’s southeast neighborhood on Dec. 14, Angel Schmitz, D18 auditor, and Melanie Dickson, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cinergy Health Commentary on Senate Healthcare Vote 2Health News:Aging Institute Reveals 2010 Trends 2Health News:Aging Institute Reveals 2010 Trends 3Health News:Flipping for Phonics(TM) Helps Spread Cheer To Military Families In Fisher Houses(R) This Holiday Season 2Health News:Flipping for Phonics(TM) Helps Spread Cheer To Military Families In Fisher Houses(R) This Holiday Season 3Health News:Gene For Devastating Kidney Disease Discovered 2Health News:Gene For Devastating Kidney Disease Discovered 3Health News:Gene For Devastating Kidney Disease Discovered 4Health News:Gene For Devastating Kidney Disease Discovered 5Health News:Kohl's Department Stores Donates $432,641 To Children's National Medical Center 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Patient engagement has become a ... are turning to an assortment of marketing activities ... of this evolving approach to patient engagement, marketers ... engage patients throughout their experiences with a disease ... mapping the patient journey and employing a consumer ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 Research and ... Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... A hypodermic needle is a hollow needle commonly used ... or or to extract fluids from it. A hypodermic ... to inject substances that cannot be ingested. Hypodermic needles ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 Research and ... of the "Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - ... highest CAGR of 6% and is expected to ... to their offering. ... diagnostic testing has been segmented according to immunoprotein ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Study Uses Six-Step Patient Journey as Framework for Consumer-Focused Marketing Opportunities 2Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 2Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 3Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: Expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6% and is expected to be valued at USD 4,943.0 million 2
... Nov. 17, 2010 RetireSafe, a 400,000-supporter strong ... the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee ... related to the important new Provenge treatment procedure ... urged the Committee to "consider not only the ...
... OAKS, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 The Amgen ... Patients | Choices | Empowerment competition and launched ... that empower patients, elevate patients, voices, and improve health outcomes. ... panel of five distinguished judges from 277 entries received from ...
Cached Medicine Technology:RetireSafe Urges Support for Provenge Prostate Cancer Treatment 2Amgen Foundation and Ashoka's Changemakers Announce Finalists in Patients | Choices | Empowerment Competition 2Amgen Foundation and Ashoka's Changemakers Announce Finalists in Patients | Choices | Empowerment Competition 3Amgen Foundation and Ashoka's Changemakers Announce Finalists in Patients | Choices | Empowerment Competition 4
... ,The S/5 Compact Critical Care Monitor ... for medium care monitoring. The monitor uses ... and accessories., ,The S/5 Compact Critical ... and features as the S/5 Critical Care ...
... safety in the operating and recovery room, ... solution for combined haemodynamic and airway gas ... post anesthesia care units. The Cardiocap II ... providing the basic haemodynamic measurements. Two of ...
... patient respiration and ventilation., ,The Capnomac Ultima ... ventilation monitors available. The Capnomac Ultima is available ... to measure the essential airway gas parameters, CO ... 2 O easily and reliability. The Capnomac Ultima ...
Adhesive discs sold on rolls of 100, 250, or 1000 each. Manufactured from non-latex medical grade adhesives & material. One size fits all chest pieces....
Medicine Products: