Colorado cantaloupe farmers blamed for listeria outbreak ask for probation

  • by: STEVEN K. PAULSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 12:25 PM

DENVER — Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 are asking a federal judge for probation, saying jail time for them is excessive because justice has been served with the federal government's imposition of new food guidelines.

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