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Cantaloupe Farmers Sentenced To Probation For Role In Deadly Listeria Outbreak

After pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges in October related to their role in the 2011 outbreak of listeria that killed about three dozen people, two cantaloupe farmers were sentenced to five years’ probation yesterday. That sentence includes six months in home detention. [More]

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Despite an earlier plan to plead not guilty in federal court, two Colorado farmers whose cantaloupes were linked to the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor charges. [Associated Press]

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Cantaloupe Farmers Plead Not Guilty To Charges Linked With 2011 Listeria Outbreak

It seems like only yesterday we were eying every cantaloupe with suspicion in the midst of the listeria epidemic that sickened at least 100 and killed 33 people in 2011. It’s been two years since the Food and Drug Administration said it believed the outbreak was due to dirty equipment at cantaloupe farms, and now those melon farmers are pleading not guilty on charges linked to the outbreak. [More]

FDA: Dirty Equipment Likely Responsible For Deadly Cantaloupes

FDA: Dirty Equipment Likely Responsible For Deadly Cantaloupes

While authorities are still investigating the source of the listeria-tainted cantaloupe outbreak that killed 25 people and sickened more than 100 others, the FDA now believes that puddled water and dirty packing equipment is the likely culprit. [More]

A Truly Alarming Number Of People Are Dying From Eating Tainted Cantaloupe

A Truly Alarming Number Of People Are Dying From Eating Tainted Cantaloupe

Hold it — before you munch on that cantaloupe, you might want to make sure it’s not contaminated with bacteria. A new report from food officials has attributed at least a whopping 13 deaths to an outbreak of the melons grown in Colorado. [More]

Del Monte Recalls Cantaloupes For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Del Monte Recalls Cantaloupes For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Watch out for Del Monte cantaloupes — the Coral Gables, Fla. company has issued a recall with the help of the FDA of 4,992 cartons, each containing four sleeves of their three-pack of cantaloupes, as they may possibly be contaminated with Salmonella Panama. [More]

Recall: Salmonella In Dole Cantaloupes

Recall: Salmonella In Dole Cantaloupes

The Dole Fresh Fruit Company recalled several thousand cartons of imported cantaloupes after the fruit tested positive for salmonella. The recall, which covers the eastern United States and the Canadian province of Quebec, is the second prompted by salmonella fears this week. Dole said there had been no reports of illness as a result of the contaminated cantaloupes, which were grown in Costa Rica.