The company settled with 23 families, including nine in Colorado, said Bill Marler, the families’ attorney. The terms of the settlements were kept confidential.
Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said the company is “committed to our customers’ safety and we take food safety concerns like this very seriously.”
Hargrove said Walmart stores in Colorado and other states removed the contaminated cantaloupe from the produce department as soon as the company learned of the outbreak, but some relatives said the company did not react fast enough.
Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from the deadly outbreak and were sentenced to five years of probation…
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