Colorado Cantaloupe Farmers to Plead Guilty in Listeria Case

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013  |  Updated 4:32 PM CDT
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Colo. Cantaloupe Farmers to Plead Guilty in Listeria Case

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Two cantaloupe farmers charged in a deadly listeria outbreak plan to plead guilty after being charged with introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce.

Brothers Eric and Ryan Jenson filed court documents Tuesday saying they would plead guilty to unspecificed charges under a deal with federal prosecutors.

The Food and Drug Administration said conditions at brothers' farm led to the 2011 outbreak that killed 33 people, including two in North Texas.

If convicted, the Jenses each faced up to six years in prison.

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