Food Safety News - December 14, 2016 Biggest criminal fine ever in food safety case; zip for restitution

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Biggest criminal fine ever in food safety case; zip for restitution

By Dan Flynn

Leo A. Knowles, president of ConAgra Grocery Products Company LLC, appeared in federal court in Albany, GA, Tuesday to put a human face on the corporate entity pleading guilty to a criminal misdemeanor charge of shipping peanut butter contaminated with salmonella, causing a nationwide outbreak a decade ago. The plea, part of a bargain struck... Continue Reading

Case count at 260 in outbreak tied to restaurant in upstate NY

By News Desk

A restaurant in a suburb of Rochester, NY, that was closed by health officials the day after Thanksgiving because of reports of illnesses is now thought to have sickened more than 260 people on the holiday. Golden Ponds Restaurant in the Rochester suburb of Greece, NY, is believed to have served 800 to 1,100 meals... Continue Reading

Montana unit of federal Beef Checkoff ordered to stand down

By Dan Flynn

One of the state units of the federal Cattleman's Beef Production and Research Board (Beef Board)  will be effectively sidelined if a federal magistrate judge's order is allowed to take effect. In a series of preliminary rulings that went almost entirely against federal Beef Board, U.S. Magistrate Judge John Johnston granted a motion by the... Continue Reading

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