Colorado Cantaloupes Contaminated; Confused Pumpkin Grows in Pear Tree

• It’s probably best for you to stay away from cantaloupe this week. A shipment of the fruit from Colorado was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria and has sickened dozens. [Trib]

• An Iowa couple were surprised to look up at pear tree and find a pumpkin seemingly hanging from a branch. A vine is being blamed for the confusion. [Huff Post]

• In Belgium, the only thing the whole population can agree on is the French fry, and it’s in danger. [WSJ]

• Today is a momentous day, for Wendy’s at last rolls out its two-years-in-the-making Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy burger: extra cheese, a buttered bun, a thicker patty, and no mustard. [USAT]

Esquire’s “Eat Like a Man” cookbook is out, and it contains recipes from the likes of Eric Ripert, David Chang, and Michael Symon. Can a lady borrow a copy? [NYDN]

• New research suggests an apple a day is actually a pretty good idea — it may help ward off strokes. [Healthland/Time]