Pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment at a Colorado farm's cantaloupe-packing facility were probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
"Some will say these tragedies confirm all that is wrong with how food is grown, distributed and sold in the U.S. and much of the developed world," Minneapolis columnist Eric Wieffering writes. "I'd argue the opposite: that the recalls prove that the U.S. food safety system works far better than most people give it credit for."
VIDEO: Scroll to bottom of article to view The Health Department says a North Dakota case of listeria illness likely linked to Colorado cantaloupes involves an older woman who lives in the central part of the state.
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