Colorado’s prized cantaloupe growers have banded together to overhaul their food safety system ever since a listeria outbreak linked to contaminated cantaloupes from one Colorado farm killed 30 people nearly a year ago. According to the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, of the total land used to grow cantaloupe last year, only one-third is being used this year to grow the melons, thanks to a steep drop off in demand after the listeria outbreak. But things are starting to look up, thanks to concerted efforts by cantaloupe farmers to improve safety measures and restore consumer confidence in their produce. The U.S. ... Read More
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