By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
January 12, 2012

The outbreak of the bacteria listeria that claimed 30 lives, sickened 146, and triggered one miscarriage this summer and fall could have been avoided if inspectors had properly reported violations they observed at the cantaloupe farm where the outbreak originated.

The Centers for Disease Control declared the outbreak to be over, issuing its final report on the matter in December.  Earlier this month, some brands of kosher cheese were recalled because of listeria concerns.

Image: Cantaloupe slice, via Shutterstock.

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