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Peanut Company CEO Sentenced for Salmonella Outbreak

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Abi Reyes2 years ago

The former CEO of a peanut company was sentenced to 28 years for salmonella outbreak.

About the Salmonella Outbreak

According to Reuters, the former CEO of the Peanut Corporation of America was just sentenced to prison for 28 years. The company sold contaminated food and was found to blame for a salmonella outbreak. Nine people died and hundreds fell ill. 

Stewart Parnell and his brother Michael Parnell were both convicted for knowingly shipping salmonella-contaminated peanuts. Stewart Parnell is facing life in prison while Michael Parnell was sentenced to 24 years.

During the trial it was revealed that the brothers hid traces of salmonella in their products and created fake certificates claiming that their products were safe. The Parnell’s claim that they never meant to endanger their customers

How to Prevent Salmonella?

The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Do not eat or drink foods containing raw eggs, or raw (unpasteurized) milk.
  • Wash hands, kitchen work surfaces, and utensils with soap and water immediately after contact with raw meat or poultry.
  • Don't work with raw poultry or meat, and an infant (e.g., feed, change diaper) at the same time


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