GUILTY CO - Eric & Ryan Jensen for listeria outbreak that killed 33, Holly, 2011

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  1. Reader

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    http://q13fox.com/2013/09/27/colora...ntaminated-cantaloupe-outbreak/#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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    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:

     
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    It is nasty, Cherry alright. I remember from microbiology being freaked out by it. Then we had this here.



    http://articles.philly.com/2002-09-04/news/25361976_1_philadelphia-man-outbreak-brie-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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    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/new...sen-to-plead-guilty-in-deadly-cantaloupe-case
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From January 2014:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ncing-of-colorado-cantaloupe-farmers/4958671/

     

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