September 15, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Should Not Be Consumed

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is in the process of investigating two listeria cases that could be linked to the U.S. FDA recall issued on Rocky Ford cantaloupes. Do not consume Rocky Ford cantaloupes at this time. As this investigation continues, more information will be made available in order to protect the health and safety of the community. For information on the cantaloupe recall, please visit the U.S. FDA Recall Press Release.

For more information contact: Katie Towns-Jeter MPH, Public Information Administrator, 417-874-1205

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