Cadbury Must Pay £1M In Contaminated Candy Case

Law360, New York (July 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.K. court has ordered British candy maker Cadbury Inc. to pay a £1 million fine after a batch of contaminated chocolates caused an outbreak of salmonella last summer.

The penalty, handed down by a Birmingham court on Monday, includes a £500,000 fine for the sale of unsafe food, £50,000 for each count of breach of food safety at Cadbury's plant in Herefordshire, and £100,000 each for two other violations. The court also ordered Cadbury to pay an additional £152,000 in costs.

In handing down the...
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