Eric and Ryan Jensen, owners of Jensen Farms, pleaded not guilty to six federal criminal charges stemming from the 2011 Listeria outbreak that resulted in 33 deaths with about 150 people in 28 states becoming ill. The outbreak was traced to cantaloupe from Jensen Farms. The brothers were released on a $100,000 unsecured bond each and face a trial date of Dec. 2. Experts call this the first time a grower has faced charges in relation to an outbreak of a food-borne illness.
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