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Possible Life Sentence in Salmonella Case Raises Stakes for Food and Beverage Industry Compliance

Subject to Inquiry
August 3, 2015

Recently, federal prosecutors in Georgia filed papers supporting the local probation office’s U.S. Sentencing Guidelines calculation calling for a sentence of life in prison for Stewart Parnell, the one-time CEO of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), for his role in a salmonella outbreak. The case is a cautionary reminder for the food and beverage industry about the frightening consequences of non-compliance and misconduct in their supply chains. Read more >>

This article appears on the McGuireWoods blog Subject to Inquiry, which provides commentary on white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries.

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