Kroger, Food Auditor Sued Over Deadly Tainted Cantaloupe

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT) -- Kroger Co., a food safety auditor and a food distributor have been targeted over their roles in a 2011 listeria outbreak from tainted cantaloupe that killed 30 people, according to a wrongful death lawsuit removed to Louisiana district court Wednesday.

The suit, brought by the husband and two children of the late Frances Gilbert, claims Primus Group Inc. was the primary contractor on a 2011 audit of Granada, Colo.-based Jensen Farms, from which the tainted cantaloupe originated, and failed to conduct the audit with reasonable care....
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