The bad news associated with the recent listeria outbreak in cantaloupes just keeps coming. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death toll has risen to 28.
Although the whole or pre-cut Rocky Ford-brand cantaloupe from Colorado-based Jensen Farms has been off grocery store shelves for weeks, CDC officials say that the death toll keeps rising because listeria has a long incubation period with symptoms sometimes not showing up for two months.
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.