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Oct. 20, 2011KANSAS CITY, MO |  By: Wayman

Third NW MO Cantaloupe

It's happened again, another case of Listeria tainted cantaloupe coming from northwest Missouri.

State officials still aren't identifying which community because of health privacy concerns, but this makes the third Listeriosis case in the northwest region out of five confirmed cases in the state. This region includes Kansas City, St. Joseph, and surrounding towns. All 5 victims have been hospitalized and one 94 year patient old died, although it's questionable if that person's death was because of the Listeria infection. Missouri Department of Health spokeswoman Jacqueline Lapine confirms all suspected cantaloupe are now out of Missouri stores, it's up to you to check your fruit.

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The recalled cantaloupes have green and white stickers on them that read "Colorado Fresh Rocky Ford" or a gray, yellow, and green sticker that reads "Jensen Farms Sweet Rocky Fords". They say if your whole cantaloupe is unlabeled, you should contact your store for sourcing information.