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JAN 28, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Colorado farmers get home detention for 2011 listeria outbreak

By Robert Boczkiewicz DENVER (Reuters) - A federal court judge sentenced two Colorado farmers on Tuesday to six months of home detention and five years probation for their role in a deadly 2011 listeria outbreak linked to contaminated cantaloupes. Eric and Ryan Jensen, brothers who are former owners of Colorado-based Jensen Farms, pleaded guilty in October to six counts of adulteration of a food and aiding and abetting linked to one of the deadliest U.S. outbreaks of food-borne illness. "I must deliver both justice and mercy at the same time," U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Hegarty said ... Read More

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