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Former Georgia Peanut Managers Get Prison Time for Salmonella Outbreak

Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant were sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a deadly salmonella outbreak, though the men received far less time behind bars than the ex-boss they helped convict. A U.S. District Court …

Former Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years for Georgia Plant Salmonella Outbreak

A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case. The outbreak in 2008 and …

Suit Filed in Arizona over Salmonella Outbreak in Cucumbers

Two Maricopa County, Ariz. residents have filed a lawsuit against a California company over a salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have been 341 reported cases of salmonella involving the …

North Carolina Salmonella Outbreak Kills 1, Sickens Nearly 250

State health officials say one person has died in connection with a salmonella outbreak at a North Carolina barbecue restaurant. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced the death on its website, but provided no additional details. According …

ConAgra to Settle Georgia Peanut Butter Salmonella Charges for $11.2M

ConAgra Foods agreed to pay $11.2 million, a sum that includes the highest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case, to settle a federal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a …

Chicken Producer, London Insurers Battle Over ‘Recall’ Definition

Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of “product recall” as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show. The …

Iowa Egg Company, 2 Execs Face Charges in 2010 Salmonella Outbreak

Iowa company and two executives are expected to plead guilty to selling tainted eggs that were responsible for a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands and led to an unprecedented recall of 550 million eggs, according to court documents filed …