FDA Issues Letter Addressing Contaminated Cantaloupe Concerns

According to recent news and a report issued by the Food and Drug Administration, producers, processors and shippers of fresh cantaloupe melons must make sure that all guidelines outlined by the FDA in the wake of the Listeria outbreak will be followed thoroughly.

The FDA issued a letter earlier to all cantaloupe melons and produce companies recommending the best practices to eradicate the contamination of products with the Listeria monocytogenes.

Not too long ago, a Listeria outbreak started with the consumption of contaminated melons according to reports from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It was concluded that the cantaloupe industry should review all their operations so future outbreaks could be entirely prevented.

By October 25th, there were 139 alleged confirmed illnesses directly linked to the consumption of the contaminated melons. Sadly enough, 29 deaths associated with this outbreak were also reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Many companies have taken precautions addressing food safety concerns, but the issue hasn’t been completely erased from the agency’s fears.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I hope that all victims of this outbreak will have a speedy recovery. Personal injury lawyers are familiar with the tragic consequences of the consumption of contaminated food are always updated when it comes to recall news.

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– Kirk Bernard