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Jensen Farms Sued Over Wife’s Listeria Death

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The husband of Shelly Occhipinti-Krout of Parker, Colorado has filed a lawsuit against Jensen Farms of Holly, Colorado, alleging his wife died three weeks after getting sick with listeria from infected cantaloupe produced on the Jensen Farm.

The lawsuit says that Occhipinti-Krout purchased tainted cantaloupe at King Sooper’s grocery store. “It went from … her having cardiac arrest at the hospital to being in a coma,” Tiffany Weider said after her mother was stricken. “She didn’t even get to see her son graduate high school. This wasn’t supposed to happen,” Channel 7 News in Denver, reported.

The listeria outbreak has killed 16 people, and caused at least 72 illnesses, and the CDC has attributed the source of the listeria outbreak to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms.

At least four lawsuits have been filed against Jensen Farms, including a person injury lawsuit in Texas, and others in Colorado and Oklahoma.

“We’re deeply saddened that there’s a possibility that our family’s cantaloupe could have gotten somebody sick,” Jensen Farms owner Eric Jensen told 7NEWS after the first lawsuit was filed. “Our first priority is the public’s health and safety.” disclaimer: This article: Jensen Farms Sued Over Wife’s Listeria Death was posted on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 7:35 pm at and is filed under Food Poisoning Lawsuits.

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