Comments for: Cantaloupe farmers criminally charged for deadly bacterial outbreak

Posted Sept. 27, 2013, at 7:22 a.m.

DENVER — The owners of a bankrupt Colorado cantaloupe farm whose listeria-tainted melons killed 33 people in 2011, in one of the deadliest outbreaks of food-borne illness on record in the United States, have been arrested and charged, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. Eric Jensen, 37, and his brother Ryan, …

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