"Herb Stevens is among at least 55 people sickened — including eight who have died — after eating Rocky Brand cantaloupes grown and shipped by Jensen Farms of Holly, Colo. On Thursday, the federal Food and Drug Administration said that audits of Jensen Farms records revealed the suspect fruit was shipped to 22 states, up from an original estimate of 17."
"Government health officials and food safety trackers say the listeria toll is likely to rise as more suspected infections are confirmed. Marler has counted as many as 68 infections and 11 deaths, which would put the mortality total higher than the 2009 salmonella outbreak in peanut butter that sickened nearly 700 and claimed nine lives."
"According to reports, a company that uses human waste for fertilizer says it has been questioned by federal health officials about the outbreak."
If you're pregnant or have young kids, it may be safer to stay away from cantaloupes for now! Here's the list of states that the fruit was shipped to:
"Consumers should avoid Rocky Ford cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms and throw away produce that may still be in their homes. The fruit was shipped between July 29 and Sept. 10 to Arkansas, California, Idaho, Ohio and Oklahoma, in addition to the previously noted 17 states: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming."