Make Our Food Safe

Editorial: "Learning from listeria outbreak"

Denver Post |

"Prosecutors may not end up filing criminal charges against operators of a Colorado farm whose tainted cantaloupes are suspected of killing 29 people.

They would have to prove willful negligence, and at this point, evidence of that sort of culpability hasn't come to light.

A lack of charges in such circumstances, however, should not be seen as a failure. It may be that the criminal justice system is not the best venue for addressing most food contamination issues. And civil lawsuits remain an option..."

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