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Thursday, September 26, 2013

"Arrests Made in Colorado Outbreak of Listeria"

From The New York Times:

DENVER — The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm were arrested on Thursday on charges stemming from a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people in one of the nation’s deadliest outbreaks of food-borne illness.

Federal prosecutors said the owners, the brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen, were arrested on misdemeanor charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. The Jensens’ lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Prosecutors said the Food and Drug Administration and theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention had determined that the Jensens had not adequately cleaned the cantaloupe.

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