Listeria Victims' Families Meeting With Farmers

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- A spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department in Denver says two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak are meeting with family members of people who died.

Jeffrey Dorschner said the meeting is scheduled for today at a private, undisclosed location.

The meeting with Eric and Ryan Jensen, the two brothers who owned and operated Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo., is part of an agreement with prosecutors.

Eric Jensen refused to comment on Tuesday and hung up the phone.

The 2011 listeria outbreak traced to tainted fruit from the farm caused 33 deaths and sent scores of people to hospitals. Officials have said people in 28 states ate the contaminated fruit and 147 were hospitalized.


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