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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights
•Refrigerate cantaloupes quickly after slicing.Bacteria such as Salmonella and Listeria
can grow quickly on the orange flesh of the fruit when held above 41°F.
•Ask suppliers about food safety riskreduction practices including how they
manage water, cleaning and sanitation and staff.•When washing the outside of a cantaloupe, vigorously use a scrub brush under running
water to remove any easy-to-get-to bacteria.
•Don’t wash multiple cantaloupes at once by soaking in a sink.This could lead to pathogen
transfer from one fruit to another.


Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– 4 deaths and 15 illnesses in Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
– Listeria monocytogenes can grow slowly at refrigeration temperatures in some foods including cantaloupe.   Listeria on cut cantaloupe will only reach levels likely to cause illness after many days of storage at 41°F.
– Refrigerate cantaloupes quickly after slicing. Bacteria such as Listeria can grow quickly on the orange flesh of the fruit when held above 41°F.
– Ask suppliers about food safety risk-reduction practices including how they manage water, animal exclusion and staff.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

-Poor sanitation or cross-contamination may have led to the closure.
-Listeria monocytogenes can be deadly for the elderly.
-In 2008, 43 individuals became ill and 22 died during an outbreak from Listeria-contaminated deli meats in Canada. The average age of victims was 77.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

-Testing revealed listeria in sandwiches in hospital, as well as a common knife used to make them.
-Keeping food production equipment clean is important.
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