To Get Help Now
Click Here
 
Today's Date:

Jenson Farms under Threat of Criminal Charges from Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Though criminal prosecution for tainted food outbreaks is historically rare, Jensen Farms and its owners remain under threat of criminal charges being filed against them, the Denver Post has reported.

Legal analysts say that federal prosecutors are seeking evidence of willful negligence so that the charges against Jensen Farms for the listeria tainted cantaloupe outbreak that killed 29 people can be elevated to felonies. However, agricultural experts have reported that changes made 2011 led the owners to believe its cantaloupes would be safe. Also, there has been no evidence to show that Eric or Ryan Jensen had any knowledge of danger from their cantaloupes before investigations tracked the listeria to their farm.

To charge the farm with felonies, federal officials would have to find evidence that the Jensen’s knew they were engaging in dangerous practices, or knew the melons were contaminated and shipped them anyways. FDA inspectors and a private audit found that the Jensen’s made significant changes to their post-harvesting system this year, and according to a statement by Ryan Jensen, believed the new system was an improvement over their pervious packing method.

 

 

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Jenson Farms under Threat of Criminal Charges from Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak was posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 8:16 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Food Poisoning Lawsuits.

« »

Comments are closed.