After 146 people were sickened (with 36 dead) by Listeria-tainted cantaloupe grown in Colorado, the California Cantaloupe Growers finally charged/backed into action.  They are now in the process of adopting the “California Cantaloupe Program.”  You have to wonder why it took 36 dead and a total of 146 sickened to wake them up?  It is not like cantaloupe outbreaks had not happened before:

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Download the PDF of the slide show I gave to the Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference last week.