Farmers to be sentenced in fatal listeria outbreak

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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2011, file photo, co-owner Eric Jensen examines cantaloupe on the Jensen Farms near Holly, Colo. Jensen and Ryan Jensen, 33, brothers who owned and operated Jensen Farms, presented themselves to U.S. Marshals in Denver, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, and were taken into custody on federal charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. As many as 33 people died and more than 140 were hospitalized from Listeria found on Jensen Farms Cantaloupe. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

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Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 are set to be sentenced.

Brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen are scheduled to be sentenced in Denver federal court Tuesday. They pleaded guilty last year to misdemeanor counts of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. (AP)

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