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Food Crimes: Making Sense of DOJ Prosecutions

In the latest high-profile prosecution, a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods Inc., agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor violation of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C) for an outbreak of salmonellosis that began in 2006 and was traced to contaminated peanut butter. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified more than 700 cases of salmonellosis linked to the outbreak.

In the latest high-profile prosecution, a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods Inc., agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor violation of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C) for an outbreak of salmonellosis that began in 2006 and was traced to contaminated peanut butter. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified more than 700 cases of salmonellosis linked to the outbreak.

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