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The cantaloupe processing plant for Jensen Farms is pictured in Granada, Colo., on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. Pools of water on the floor and old equipment used at the cantaloupe packing facility were probably to blame for the Listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe processed at the plant according to a report released Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration.

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FDA cites dirty equipment in cantaloupe outbreak

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.

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