Far-reaching PCA Criminal Indictments: A Harbinger for Things to Come Under FSMA?

Contact: Kelley Drye (Washington D.C., USA)

Last week, the Department of Justice brought a sweeping indictment against several former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) executives alleging egregious, and intentional, violations of food safety laws that caused the salmonella peanut outbreak of 2008. The indictment alleges that the individuals perpetrated a scheme from as early as 2003 where they sold peanut products to food manufacturers that the individuals allegedly knew were contaminated with salmonella and other pathogens. 

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