July 14, 2012
Produce manager Nate Codina arranges a display of Rocky Ford cantaloupes at a Denver Kings Soopers market on Friday, July 13, 2012. Colorado cantaloupes are back in supermarkets Friday, and growers of the Rocky Ford melons are going on the offensive to restore the fruit's reputation a year after Colorado melons caused a deadly nationwide listeria outbreak. Farmers have banded together to trademark the melons and fund a new tracking system to prevent future outbreaks.
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Nearly a year after the nation's deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in more than two decades, Colorado cantaloupes are back in supermarkets.