Colo. farmers arrested in fatal listeria outbreak
DENVER (AP) — The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm have been arrested on charges stemming from a listeria outbreak that killed 33 people.
Federal prosecutors say brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen were arrested today on charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce.
The Jensens’ attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.
Prosecutors say the federal Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control determined that the Jensen’s didn’t adequately clean the cantaloupe.