The likelihood of a cantaloupe purchase dropped eight percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. The likelihood of a cantaloupe purchase increased according to age and generally increased according to income.
In a rare move, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Denver arranged a meeting for victims and their families with Eric and Ryan Jensen, the Colorado brothers whose cantaloupe was linked to a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed at least 33 people.
Following a meeting with some family members of victims of the 2011 listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe from their farm, Eric and Ryan Jensen signed over a lawsuit they filed against PrimusLabs to the victims.
NEW ORLEANS — Following in the footsteps of its Melorange-brand charentais melon, Monsanto’s Seminis vegetable breeders are working to develop a line of specialty melons that have extended shelf life as well as good flavor.
Growers Eric and Ryan Jensen have pleaded guilty in the 2011 cantaloupe-related listeria outbreak that killed 33 people. But they want a jury to decide if Primus Labs and its subcontracted food safety auditor are guilty of negligence and breach of contract for giving their Colorado operation an almost perfect score just before the 2011 shipping season.
Brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen each pleaded guilty Oct. 22 to six federal criminal misdemeanors in relation to the 2011 listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to Jensen Farm cantaloupes that killed at least 33 people.More Packer Stories for Cantaloupe
Market Scope - Market Scope - Cantaloupes— F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (96*-95*-62) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices 6s and 12s higher; 9s generally unchanged. Half cartons 9s mostly $8-8.95, 12s mostly $12.95-13.95. Oversized ½ cartons 6s (5s) mostly $7.95, 9s (6s) $8.95-9.95. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Half cartons 9s mostly $10.95-11.95. Oversized ½ cartons 9s (6s) $10.95-11.95. Quality variable. *revised.