Jensen Farms, of Holly, CO is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe.
They were sold in 17 states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The company is working with Colorado health officials and the Food and Drug Administration for the recall.
The whole cantaloupes were shipped between July 29th, 2011 and September 10th 2011. They were distributed to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Wyoming, Tennessee, Utah, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Arizona.
The whole cantaloupes have a green and white sticker that reads: "Product of USA- Frontera Produce-Colorado Fresh-Rocky Ford-Cantaloupe" or a gray, yellow, and green sticker that reads: "Jensen Farms-Sweet Rocky Fords."
Listeria bacteria can get into the intestines, and sometimes causes a serious, life-threatening illness. Pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems have the highest risk.
If the whole cantaloupe is unlabeled, please contact your retail store for sourcing information.
Jensen Farms is requesting any consumer that many have one of these cantaloupes to please destroy the products.
Consumers with questions may contact Jensen Farms via email at email@example.com or phone 1-800-267-4561 between the hours of 9am and 4pm MST.