Peanut butter executives charged with fraud

Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefor...

Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefore hold peaks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember the catastrophic peanut butter recall a few years ago where people died and were sickened with salmonella?

According to Food Safety News, “former PCA owner and president Stewart Parnell, of Lynchburg, VA, and three other former company leaders, have been charged with mail and wire fraud, the introduction of adulterated and misbranded food into interstate commerce with the intent to defraud or mislead, and conspiracy, according to the Department of Justice.  Stewart Parnell and two others were also charged with obstruction of justice.”

Read the Food Safety News story here.

Here’s a previous Circle of Food blog post about the peanut butter problems in 2009.

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