Eric and Ryan Jensen, the owners of the defunct Jensen Farms in Holly, CO, have asked that a federal judge sentence them to probation. The company produced cantaloupes that were tainted with Listeria in 2011. During the outbreak, 33 people died and another 147 were sickened in the United States.
Last October, the Jensens pleaded guilty to six counts of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. Each of the brothers may each face up to one-year prison sentences and a fine of $250,000 per charge.
The Jensens will be sentenced in federal court in Denver on Jan. 28.