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Cantaloupe Farmers Criminally Charged In Connection With 2011 Deadly Listeria Outbreak
2013-09-27 07:26:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A 2011 deadly outbreak of listeria in cantaloupes has resulted in criminal charges brought against two Colorado brothers who own the farm where the illness stemmed from. The outbreak caused the deaths of at least 33 people and sickened more than 140 across 28 states. Eric and Ryan Jensen, owners of Jensen Farms in Granada, Colorado, turned themselves in on Thursday and appeared in court on charges of distributing listeria-tainted...

2012-09-24 23:01:00

Frontera Produce and Primus Labs were named as defendants in a lawsuit stemming from the 2011 Jensen Farms cantaloupe Listeria outbreak. Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 Marler Clark, the nation´s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, and Shreveport-based McMichael, Medlin, D´Anna, Wedgeworth & Lafargue, filed a lawsuit Friday on behalf of the sons of a Baton Rouge woman who died as a result of a Listeria infection she contracted during last...

2012-09-14 23:03:06

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Cantaloupe Listeria Case. Bossier Parish, LA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 The attorneys of the Seattle-based Food Safety Law Firm, Marler Clark, and McMichael, Medlin, D'Anna, Wedgeworth & Lafargue filed a Listeria lawsuit (No. 139958) yesterday against Frontera Produce, the distributor of cantaloupes that the FDA identified as the source of a nationwide Listeria outbreak in September 2011; Primus Group, a company that provided auditing services for Jensen...

Cantaloupes Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk
2012-08-19 07:20:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two are dead and 141 others have fallen ill as a result of a salmonella outbreak that has spread across 20 US states, state and federal health officials told Marc Santora of the New York Times on Saturday. The earliest known illness dates back to July 7, with patients ranging from the ages of one to 92, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Santora. The outbreak, which has been linked to infected cantaloupes...

2012-03-30 08:32:13

Have you ever been disappointed by a cantaloupe from the grocery store? Too ripe? Not ripe enough? Luckily for you, researchers from the University of California, Davis might have found a way to make imperfectly ripe fruit a thing of the past. The method will be published on March 30 in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). "We are involved in a project geared towards developing rapid methods to evaluate ripeness and flavour of fruits," said paper-author Dr. Florence Negre-Zkharov....

2011-10-21 19:05:00

Marler Clark Listeria lawyers have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 92 year old Kansas City man hospitalized after consuming cantaloupe produced by Jensen Farms. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 Marler Clark, the nationâs leading law firm dedicated to representing victims of food poisoning, have filed a seventh Listeria lawsuit [1] against Colorado-based cantaloupe producer Jensen Farms and Texas-based distributer Frontera produce. According to a complaint filed in...

Congress To Investigate Listeria Outbreak
2011-10-22 05:04:06

A bipartisan group of Congressional Representatives is planning to investigate the ongoing Listeria outbreak that has killed 25 and resulted in at least one miscarriage, Roberta Rampton of Reuters reported on Friday. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have written to Ryan and Eric Jensen, the owners of Jensen Farms, the Colorado farm where the cantaloupes responsible for the outbreak originated. The lawmakers asked the Jensens "to brief committee staff and preserve...

Listeria Outbreak May Have Been Caused By Packaging
2011-10-19 13:15:01

Health authorities said on Wednesday that the cantaloupe in Colorado that caused the listeria outbreak were contaminated during the packing process. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the outbreak was the worst in over a decade in the U.S. and has killed 25 people and caused one pregnant woman to miscarry since July. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it has identified several factors that contributed to the introduction, spread, and growth of Listeria...

Listeria Death Toll From Tainted Cantaloupe Rises
2011-10-13 11:14:42

Two more people in the U.S. have died from a listeria outbreak caused by tainted cantaloupes derived from a Colorado farm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the deaths from the largest U.S. food-borne listeria outbreak have now reached Louisiana.  Deaths had previously been reported in Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. The death toll from the outbreak exceeds the number of people who...

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