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Cantaloupes

Cantaloupe crop (credit: Rocky Ford Growers Association)

Late Freeze, Hail Stunts Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Harvest

A double punch from Mother Nature that included a late season freeze and damaging hail storms has limited this year’s crop of Rocky Ford Cantaloupes.

07/18/2014

Cantaloupe (credit: CBS)

Walmart Settles With Colorado Cantaloupe Victims

Walmart said Tuesday that the company has agreed to settle claims from many of the families of victims who died in a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people and was traced to a Colorado cantaloupe farm.

05/14/2014

Jensen Farms (credit: CBS)

Jensen Farms Owners’ Restitution Drastically Reduced

CBS4 has learned that the Jensen Farms owners now have to pay only a fraction of the restitution they were ordered to give victims of their contaminated cantaloupes.

04/21/2014

Fourth-grader Nick Babiak talks with CBS4's Suzanne McCarroll about Palisade peaches (credit: CBS)

4th Grader Finds Opposition As He Tries To Get The Peach As State Fruit

A fruit fight of sorts is taking place at the state Capitol as a very young lobbyist is urging the Legislature to name Palisade peaches as the state fruit. The debate has riled Colorado growers of other produce, including cantaloupe.

04/16/2014

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Cantaloupe Or Peaches? Colorado Lawmaker Says — Both

Cantaloupe or peaches? Alamosa Republican state Sen. Larry Crowder wants both to be Colorado’s official state fruits.

04/12/2014

Eric and Ryan Jensen head into the federal courthouse on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Farmers Get Probation In Fatal Listeria Outbreak

Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 were sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and six months of home detention.

01/28/2014

Jensen Farms (credit: CBS)

FDA: Criminal Case Against Jensen Farms Shows Food Safety Is Paramount

Criminal charges against two cantaloupe farmers over a deadly food-borne illness send an emphatic message to fruit and vegetable growers to crack down on safety, federal regulators said Friday.

09/27/2013

Cantaloupe (credit: CBS)

Harvest Of Rocky Ford Cantaloupes Gets Underway

Farmers are starting their harvest of Rocky Ford cantaloupes.

07/26/2013

Cantaloupe (credit: CBS)

Cantaloupes Distributed In Colorado Could Be Tainted

A California company is voluntarily recalling cantaloupes in several states, including Colorado, because of possible salmonella contamination.

09/16/2012

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California Company Voluntarily Recalls Cantaloupes

A California company is issuing a voluntary recall of cantaloupes that may have been sold in Colorado.

09/13/2012

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