Former cantaloupe growers, brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen, owed $26,368 in restitution imposed by the U.S. District Court in Denver when they decided to work off their debt by helping with a family hemp growing operation.

Their time as cantaloupe growers in Southwest Colorado did not go so well when
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Criminal prosecutions in food cases have been quiet for the last few years.

Outbreak 2: The recent multistate investigation began on April 2, 2019, when CDC’s PulseNet identified the Salmonella Carrau outbreak. As of April 24, 2019, 117 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau have been
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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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Two Colorado cantaloupe growers each pleaded guilty on Tuesday to six federal misdemeanor counts charged for introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce and criminal aiding and abetting. The pair will not be sentenced until Jan. 28. Brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen grew cantaloupes in 2011 that became contaminated with deadly
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