Listeria http://kunc.org en Cantaloupe Farmers Get Probation Over Deadly Listeria Outbreak http://kunc.org/post/cantaloupe-farmers-get-probation-over-deadly-listeria-outbreak Two cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2011 outbreak of listeria that killed 33 people, were sentenced on Tuesday to five years probation and six months of home detention.<p>The AP reports:<p><blockquote><p>"A federal magistrate also ordered brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen to each pay $150,000 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:52:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 53710 at http://kunc.org Cantaloupe Farmers Get Probation Over Deadly Listeria Outbreak Repairing Cantaloupe's Image After Deadly Outbreaks http://kunc.org/post/repairing-cantaloupes-image-after-deadly-outbreaks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drive into the small southeastern Colorado community of Rocky Ford and it’s clear the very character of the town is tied to cantaloupe.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 23:17:03 +0000 Luke Runyon 43928 at http://kunc.org Repairing Cantaloupe's Image After Deadly Outbreaks Rocky Ford Melon Growers Rebound http://kunc.org/post/rocky-ford-melon-growers-rebound <p>Nearly a year after tainted cantaloupes from southeast Colorado sickened hundreds and caused a nationwide melon scare, farmers in Rocky Ford say they're having a strong season. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:32:38 +0000 Emily Boyer 32355 at http://kunc.org Rocky Ford Melon Growers Rebound Little Accountability In Food Safety Audits http://kunc.org/post/little-accountability-food-safety-audits <p>The deadly listeria outbreak at Jensen Farms last fall illustrates wider failures in the private food safety auditing industry, an industry which operates with little government oversight.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:10:10 +0000 I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS & Nat Rudarakanchana & Matt Drange 32207 at http://kunc.org Little Accountability In Food Safety Audits Charges Loom As Jensen Farms Listeria Investigation Nears End http://kunc.org/post/charges-loom-jensen-farms-listeria-investigation-nears-end <p>Federal prosecutors are close to concluding a criminal investigation into last fall&rsquo;s deadly listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms, the I-News Network has learned.</p><p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:18:49 +0000 I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS & Nat Rudarakanchana & Matt Drange 32178 at http://kunc.org Charges Loom As Jensen Farms Listeria Investigation Nears End