Threat Of Prison For Outbreaks Puts Pressure On Food Execs

Law360, New York (February 21, 2013, 7:46 PM EST) -- The sweeping criminal charges leveled against former officials at a peanut butter company linked to a deadly 2009 salmonella outbreak serve as a stark warning to food companies that the sort of violation that once landed them a recall and a fine could now put their executives in prison, attorneys say.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it was charging former Peanut Corp. of America CEO Stewart Parnell, two other onetime PCA employees, and a food broker who worked on behalf of PCA with...
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