The owners of Jensen Farms who are charged with putting contaminated cantaloupes into the nation’s food supply in 2011 have made a plea deal and plan to plead guilty.
Criminal charges have been filed in the 2011 listeria outbreak from cantaloupe that killed more than 30 people across the country.
An attorney has filed dozens of new lawsuits for victims of contaminated cantaloupe from southern Colorado two years ago.
An attorney plans to file dozens more lawsuits for victims of contaminated cantaloupe from Jensen Farms two years ago.
The listeria outbreak in Colorado cantaloupe was at the center of a food safety symposium at Colorado State University on Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.
A California company is issuing a voluntary recall of cantaloupes that may have been sold in Colorado.
The final tally of deaths associated with a 2011 listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe from Jensen Farms in Colorado has increased to 33.
Nearly a year after tainted cantaloupes from southeast Colorado sickened hundreds and caused a nationwide melon scare, farmers in Rocky Ford are celebrating a strong crop and high prices.
Last summer 30 people died after eating tainted cantaloupe grown in Colorado. Only Jensen Farms was linked to the listeria outbreak, but the stigma has been tough to overcome for all Colorado cantaloupe growers.