Colorado farmers tied to deadly listeria outbreak get home detention

by Reuters
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 19:08 GMT

By Robert Boczkiewicz

DENVER, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Two Colorado farmers whose contaminated cantaloupes caused a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed several dozen people were each sentenced to six months of home detention on Tuesday, at a federal court hearing in Denver.

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. Prosecutors had not recommended prison time for the two men. (Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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