Most of those infected with listeriosis from tainted cataloupes have been older than 60, and the median age of the 29 people who have died is 81. The Rock Ford brand fruit from Jensen farms in Colorado seems to be the culprit. Older adults should be particularly vigilant. Following basic safety tips for purchasing and storing fresh produce is important.
PositiveTip: Cantaloupe from all other sources is considered to be safe to eat.