The Increasing Risk Of Criminal Prosecution For Food Cos.

Law360, New York (January 22, 2016, 9:51 AM EST) -- As we enter 2016, criminal investigations into foodborne illness outbreaks are dominating industry press — and should be prompting companies in the food and beverage industry to ask what they can do to prevent and better prepare for a potential outbreak on their watch or in their supply chain. From ice cream to eggs, and melons to Mexican food, a recent spate of significant foodborne illness outbreaks and related criminal investigations and prosecutions have highlighted the need for companies at every step of the nation’s food supply to be increasingly vigilant in identifying and mitigating food safety risks.

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