Food companies have been at the forefront of technological innovation and scientific research and development for decades upon decades. Cursory attention to the items we eat — how those items are grown, sourced, processed, and packaged – provides ample evidence of scientific research and development and technological innovation in
Continue Reading When is a potato washer not a potato washer? When it’s washing cantaloupes

It was called an unusual move last year when the Colorado cantaloupe growers who relied upon the Primus Group sued their third-party food-safety auditor, claiming that the inspector the company sent them provided misleading advice and “erroneously” represented himself as having “professional” expertise. Last week, however, a third-party auditor being
Continue Reading Kroger Claims Primus Has Primary Liability for Deadly Listeria Outbreak

Family members of those killed in the 2011 cantaloupe Listeria outbreak met today in Denver with Eric and Ryan Jensen, the brothers who grew the contaminated cantaloupes thought to have caused the deaths. The pair agreed to the unusual meeting in separate plea bargains with John F. Walsh, the U.S.
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The Indiana farm whose cantaloupes were deemed the likely source of a nationwide Salmonella Typhumurium outbreak last month is now the suspected source of at least one other Salmonella outbreak linked to its cantaloupes and may be ground zero for yet a third Salmonella outbreak tied to watermelons grown there.
Continue Reading Farm Linked to Cantaloupe Outbreak Is Likely Source of One, Possibly Two More Outbreaks

This article was updated on Sept. 4, 2012 to include additional information provided by a Wal Mart spokeswoman. One week following the announcement of the Salmonella outbreak tied to cantaloupes grown by Chamberlain Farms in southwestern Indiana, some consumers are still expressing confusion over whether or not their local supermarkets
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A Michigan family has sued Wal-Mart for selling contaminated cantaloupe that’s involved in the multistate Salmonella outbreak.

The complaint was filed in Michigan’s Calhoun County Circuit Court on behalf of Battle Creek resident Angela Compton and her two children, who both were infected with Salmonella Typhimurium after eating cantaloupe they
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