From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 8.28.2012
Proving Jensen Farms knowingly released contaminated product will be a challenge for prosecutors
Rumors continue to swirl around an alleged federal criminal probe being conducted by U.S. prosecutors into the deadly 2011 Listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupes sold by Colorado-based Jensen Farms, which the CDC reports killed at least 33 people and sickened nearly 150 more.
Publication vows to focus on pathogens, carcinogens, and heavy metals in food
Consumer Reports, the arbiter of safety and quality in consumer products ranging from cars to washing machines to baby cribs, will take a more prominent role in assessing food safety, using a new $2 million grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.