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No jail time for Jensens in cantaloupe Listeria outbreak

January 28, 2014 by


by Doug Powell A federal judge in Denver sentenced Eric and Ryan Jensen each to six months of home detention and five years probation for selling Listeria contaminated cantaloupe in 2011 that killed 33 and sickened 147 people across 28 states. The brothers, who owned and operated Jensen Farms, Granada, Colo., pleaded guilty last year […]

Eric & Ryan Jensen Charged with Introducing Tainted Cantaloupe into Interstate Commerce

September 26, 2013 by


 ERIC AND RYAN JENSEN CHARGED WITH INTRODUCING TAINTED CANTALOUPE INTO INTERSTATE COMMERCE According to CDC over 33 people died and over 140 people were hospitalized.   DENVER – Eric Jensen, age 37, and Ryan Jensen, age 33, brothers who owned and operated Jensen Farms, located in Granada, Colorado, presented themselves to U.S. Marshals in Denver […]

5,400 Cantaloupes Recalled for Listeria by Unidentified Supplier

August 6, 2013 by


Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 6, 2013 – Heeren Brothers Produce is recalling approximately 5,400 cantaloupes because of a possible health risk to consumers. The produce, which was distributed to small, independent grocers in Michigan July 23-26, has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and should be discarded and not consumed.  The cantaloupes are Athena Cantaloupes, but have […]

Going public: FDA inspection of cantaloupe farm reveals failures

October 3, 2012 by


by Doug Powell On Aug. 17, 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to cantaloupe. On Aug. 22, 2012, announced Chamberlain Farms in Owensville, Indiana was voluntarily recalling its cantaloupes. But beginning Aug. 14, 2012, FDA types visited the farm as the epidemiological investigation increasingly fingered Chamberlain cantaloupes in […]

2 deaths, 204 sickened, 79 hospitalized from Salmonella in Cantaloupe

September 3, 2012 by


A total of 204 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 22 states from cantaloupe, according to the CDC. The 26 new cases are from 12 states: Arkansas (2), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Illinois (3), Indiana (4), Iowa (1), Kentucky (7), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), North Carolina (2), Ohio (1), […]


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