Jensen Farms

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Jensen Farms is a Holly, Colorado farm implicated in the 2011 outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe.[1][2] Investigators are looking to see if the source of the pathogens was sewage sludge applied to a farm across the street from Jensen Farms.[2]

Recall Info

The recalled cantaloupes were shipped from July 28, 2011 through September 10, 2011. They were shipped to the following 21 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.[2]

The cantaloupe may be labeled: Colorado Grown, Distributed by Frontera Produce, USA, Pesticide Free,, Sweet Rocky Fords. They are packed in cartons labeled: Frontera Produce, or with Frontera Produce, Rocky Ford Cantaloupes. Both cartons also include: Grown and packed by Jensen Farms Granada, CO and Shipped by Frontera Produce LTD, Edinburg, Texas. Some of the cantaloupes are not labeled with a sticker.[2]

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  1. Doug Powell, "Fridge raids help track listeria-in-cantaloupe outbreak; biosolids being investigated as possible source," Barfblog, September 23, 2011, Accessed September 24, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Amanda Kost and Marc Stewart, "Exclusive: Biosolids Near Farm Examined For Listeria Link: Treated Human Waste Applied Across From Farm Years Ago," ABC News, September 22, 2011, accessed September 24, 2011.