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    CO - Cantaloupe farmers charged in listeria outbreak, 33 dead

    http://q13fox.com/2013/09/27/colorad...#axzz2g6iH9fD9

    DENVER — A pair of Colorado brothers have been arrested on charges connected to a deadly outbreak of contaminated cantaloupes, the 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people, federal officials said Thursday.

    Eric and Ryan Jensen were arrested on misdemeanor charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Colorado. The brothers, who owned and operated Jensen Farms in Granada, Colo., surrendered to U.S. marshals Thursday, prosecutors said.........

    If convicted, each defendant faces up to a year in prison and a fine of $250,000 on each count........


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    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington

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    Interesting, I have not heard of Listeria before. Apparently only folks with a weak immune system usually get sick from it but those that do get sick have a 20-25% mortality rate!

    From Wikipedia:

    Asymptomatic patients who have been exposed to listeria are not recommended for treatment. It is recommended that these patients be informed of the signs and symptoms of the disease and to return for medical care if symptoms present.

    Listeria is an opportunistic pathogen: It is most prevalent in the elderly, pregnant mothers, and AIDS patients.

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    Listeria is NASTY. A nasty bug. I've only seen it under the scope.

    http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/definition.html

    And...wow. A cheese Recall

    http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreak...-13/index.html
    Dont Be A Sheep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherry View Post
    Listeria is NASTY. A nasty bug. I've only seen it under the scope.

    http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/definition.html

    And...wow. A cheese Recall

    http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreak...-13/index.html
    It is nasty, Cherry alright. I remember from microbiology being freaked out by it. Then we had this here.



    http://articles.philly.com/2002-09-0...-and-camembert

    The brie, feta and camembert. Then all those ready made salads. Then the deli meats.

    Thankfully those brothers were charged. Doesn't bring those poor people back though.

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    Sentencing in January '14

    Jensen Farms owners, Eric and Ryan Jensen, plead guilty in deadly cantaloupe case

    DENVER - Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal criminal charges tied to a deadly listeria outbreak, but their attorneys insist there was no intent to harm anyone.

    Eric and Ryan Jensen pleaded guilty to six counts of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce in connection with the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed at least 33 people.

    "I'm glad they finally placed some blame on themselves," said Jennifer Exley, whose father was sickened and later died after eating tainted cantaloupe.

    "(The guilty pleas) won't bring my father back," Exley said, "but at least they’re taking some responsibility for it now."

    more at link ................ http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...antaloupe-case

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    From January 2014:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...rmers/4958671/

    Eric and Ryan Jensen, the two brothers who owned and operated Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo., were sentenced in federal court in Denver.

    Each received five years probation and six months home detention. Each also was ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service...

    The investigation found multiple problems, including evidence that the melons likely were contaminated in the farm's packing house because of dirty water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment.



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