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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.

23 hours ago

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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

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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

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Harvest Of Rocky Ford Cantaloupes Gets Underway

Farmers are starting their harvest of Rocky Ford cantaloupes.

07/26/2013

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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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Colorado Governor’s Ag Forum Addresses Food Safety

The governor’s annual forum on Colorado agriculture is featuring discussions on food safety and how to reduce outbreaks.

02/23/2012

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Cantaloupe Outbreak Could Be Deadliest In A Decade

As many as 14 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, health officials say — a death toll that would make the food outbreak the deadliest in more than a decade.

09/27/2011

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Listeria Outbreak One Of The Deadliest In Recent History

The Colorado-based listeria outbreak is quickly becoming one of the deadliest foodborne illnesses in recent U.S. history.

09/25/2011

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