Food Hygiene Flaws Linked To Listeria Outbreak: Report

Law360, New York (January 10, 2012, 7:41 PM EST) -- Shoddy food safety and processing practices may have caused the 2011 listeria outbreak from Jensen Farms cantaloupes, according to a Tuesday report by a U.S. House of Representatives panel calling it the deadliest food-borne bacterial outbreak in more than 25 years.

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce's investigation of Granada, Colo.-based Jensen Farms revealed that the facility contained unsuitable food processing equipment that was difficult to clean and that the cantaloupes were not washed with bacteria-killing solutions in the water such as chlorine, in violation...
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