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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cantaloupe’

Listeria: Farmers Get Probation for Deadly Outbreak

The deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 was caused by cantaloupes that were contained in a Colorado packing house with a dirty floor and dirty processing equipment. The foodborne illness killed 33 people and sickened 147 others. It was the deadliest food outbreak in almost 100 years. Today, brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen, the cantaloupe farmers that were responsible for the …

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Listeria Arrests: Farmers Charged After Outbreak

There was a recent outbreak of Listeria in a Colorado town, resulting in the arrests of two farmers. The arrests happened on Thursday and are involved in what is being considered the deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in our country in at least 75 years. The charges are being brought against two farmers of cantaloupe, who unknowingly grew and shipped …

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