SALT LAKE CITY -- State food inspectors say it's unlikely any cantaloupes connected to a deadly listeria outbreak are still on Utah shelves.
The Utah Department of Agriculture said Thursday that grocery stores in Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, Wasatch, Utah, and Millard counties received more than 20,000 cantaloupes in August from the Colorado farm inspectors say is the source of the bacteria.
The outbreak traced to Jensen Farms has caused at least 72 illnesses -- including up to 16 deaths -- in 18 states, and is the deadliest food outbreak in the United States in more than a decade.
No cases of listeria connected to the outbreak have been reported in Utah.
Officials say all of the cantaloupes shipped to Utah from Jensen Farms have been consumed or destroyed.