What Food Cos. Can Learn From Horses And Peanuts

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT) -- Over the last few weeks, two big stories have made headlines in the food industry. Beginning in early February, news media across Europe began reporting that food products tested in several European countries contained horse meat, purportedly marketed as beef. The reports also indicated that it was highly likely that consumers had eaten this mislabeled, and in some cases, tainted, product.

A few weeks later, word came that the U.S. Department of Justice handed down a 76-count indictment against individuals formerly associated with the Peanut Corp. of America related to the company's handling of a salmonella outbreak in 2009.

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