Peanut Outbreak Related In Killing 9 & Sickening Hundreds – Exec Gets 28 Years
A federal Judge in Georgia sentenced the former Peanut Corporation of America executive, Stewart Parnell, to 28 years, while a U.S. District Judge also sentenced the former executiveâ€™s brother, Michael Parnell to a 20 year prison sentence.
Reason For The Jail Sentence:Â
Federal investigators looked into the Parnell Georgia facility and found roaches, evidence of rodents, and a leaky roof, all ingredients for breeding salmonella.
They also found email and records showing food confirmed by their laboratories tests to contain salmonella, was purposely shipped to customers, while other batches were never tested, but still shipped.
Other shipments included fake lab records saying salmonella screenings were negative.
The illness began in January 2009 and created one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history, which sickened 714 people in 46 states and caused 9 deaths.
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