Feds Sue Sunland To Stop Production After Salmonella Outbreak

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 4:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Thursday asked a New Mexico federal court to block troubled peanut products maker Sunland Inc. from continuing production and distribution after the U.S Food and Drug Administration suspended the company’s registration following a salmonella outbreak.

The government’s complaint seeks a permanent injunction restraining Sunland from continuing to process, manufacture, package or introduce into interstate commerce any food adulterated by dangerous salmonella bacteria, which was discovered at Sunland’s facilities during a monthlong inspection by the FDA.

In late November, the agency took the...
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