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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: October 19, 2011
Contact: CDC Online Newsroom
(404) 639-3286

FDA-CDC Telebriefing on Root Cause of Multi-state Listeria Outbreak



A media briefing to discuss the results of the FDA-led root cause investigation of the multi-state listeria outbreak related to Jensen Farms cantaloupe. A summary of the results will be available at 11:45 a.m. on October 19 at the CORE website


Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 12:15 p.m. EDT


Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Michael Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods
Barbara Mahon, M.D., Deputy Branch Chief, Enteric Disease Branch, CDC
John Salazar, Commissioner of the Colorado Department of Agriculture

Technical Experts:
Sherri McGarry, Senior Advisor, FDA CORE Network, Office of Foods
Jim Gorny, Senior Advisor for Produce Safety, FDA CFSAN
Alicia Cronquist, Foodborne and Enteric Disease Epidemiologist, CDPHE
Susan Parachini, Direct Implementation Programs Unit Manager, CDPHE


MEDIA: 1-800-369-3311
INTERNATIONAL: 1-517-308-9428
PASSCODE: Listeria

Important Instructions

A replay of the briefing will be available one hour after the event ends until October 26, 2011, at 11:5 p.m. EDT. To hear the replay, callers in the United States and Canada can dial 1-866-489-3827. International callers can dial 1- 203-369-1671.


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