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Food industry quotes of the week - Peanut Corporation of America, Russia and GMOs, ConAgra

25 Sep 2015

Former Peanut Corporation of America CEO Stewart Parnell was this week sentenced to 28 years in jail over a fatal salmonella outbreak in the US seven years ago, prompting debate over how different outbreaks are viewed. In Russia, the country's deputy PM said Moscow would ban the use of GMOs in food production. And ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly explained the company's approach to its brands after seeing some progress in recent weeks.

What peanut exec sentence says about attitudes to US food safety

23 Sep 2015

This week saw the owner and CEO of the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America, Stewart Parnell, sentenced to a 28-year jail term over his role in the 2008-9 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened 714 more.

US: Four charged over 2009 peanut salmonella scandal

22 Feb 2013

Four people have been charged with working to supply adulterated peanuts into the US food chain, which in 2009 sparked one of the largest food safety scares in the country.

US: Peanut consumption returns to growth - study

3 Dec 2009

The US has seen a “dramatic” increase in the consumption of peanuts, as consumers move past January’s product recall.

US: General Mills announces salmonella recall

9 Jul 2009

General Mills has recalled its Nut Lovers line of Nature Valley Nut Clusters, the latest in a string of US recalls prompted by food borne illnesses.

US: Kellogg files US$60m peanut claim

18 Jun 2009

Kellogg has filed a claim for at least US$60m at the bankruptcy court handling the demise of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), the firm at the centre of a nationwide salmonella scandal earlier this year.

US: Ralcorp Q1 profit up on Post acquisition

8 May 2009

US food group Ralcorp Holdings posted an increase in first-quarter profit today (8 May) thanks to earnings from the Post cereals business it acquired two years ago.

US: FDA warrant for firm refusing to recall nuts

9 Apr 2009

US food safety authorities have served a warrant at Westco Fruit and Nuts, a company accused of failing to comply with Food and Drug Administration orders over a recall of salmonella-contaminated peanuts.

US: GMA calls for food safety reform

7 Apr 2009

A US food industry body has thrown its weight behind calls for reforms to food safety legislation in the wake of a number of high-profile safety scares.

US: FDA finds salmonella in Setton Ca. plant

7 Apr 2009

US food safety officials have discovered salmonella at Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella's plant in California, which last week set off a nationwide recall of pistachios in the country.

US: Kroger pulls mayo line over salmonella scare

1 Apr 2009

US retailer Kroger has issued another product recall, with an announcement on a mayo line following yesterday's (31 March) move by the company to pull more shelled pistachios.

US: Health Secretary-designate to “restore trust” in FDA

1 Apr 2009

The US Health Secretary-designate has indicated that she would look to rebuild trust in existing food safety regulators such as the US Food and Drug Administration.

US: Food traceability system found lacking

26 Mar 2009

The US government’s ability to trace foods and ingredients has been found lacking, a federal report released today (26 March) has concluded.

US: Politicians slam food industry over peanut scare

20 Mar 2009

US politicians have criticised the country's food makers for failing to protect consumers during the recent salmonella outbreak, which has sickened 683 people in 46 states and resulted in nine deaths.

IFE LIVE: US peanut industry counting cost of safety scare

17 Mar 2009

The US peanut industry has been hit by the economic downturn and wavering consumer confidence after January’s salmonella scare, which has sickened 683 people in 46 states and resulted in nine deaths, industry representatives have indicated.

US: Weaver Popcorn issues recall

16 Mar 2009

Weaver Popcorn has issued a precautionary voluntary recall for 12oz (340g) bags of its Trail's End Chocolatey Peanut Clusters.

US: FDA issues safety guidance on peanut production

11 Mar 2009

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued safety guidelines to suppliers using peanut products in a bid to reduce the presence of salmonella in foods.

US: Authorities warn on peanut butter consumption

18 Feb 2009

US food safety authorities have warned that the country is still in the midst of a salmonella outbreak, despite the fact that the source of contamination has been identified.

US: Unilever recalls Slim-Fast products

16 Feb 2009

Unilever is recalling three of its Slim-Fast bar products in the US due to them possibly containing peanuts being recalled by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

US: PCA files for bankruptcy as second plant shuttered

16 Feb 2009

Peanut Corporation of America, the peanut processor at the centre of the US salmonella scare linked to 637 illnesses and nine deaths, has filed for Chapter 7 liquidation.

US: General Mills recalls Cascadian Farm bars

16 Feb 2009

US food giant General Mills has voluntarily recalled three varieties of its Cascadian Farm snack bars containing peanuts as a “precaution” only.

US: Peanut scare fuels food concern - survey

13 Feb 2009

Almost half of US mothers worry about the foods its family eats following the salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 600 people, according to a recent survey.

US: Congress spotlights PCA boss in salmonella scare

12 Feb 2009

The boss of the US peanut processor at the centre of the country's salmonella outbreak falsified documents and pressured regulators as he riled against the cost and delay the contamination was causing his company, internal documents obtained by Congress reveal.

US: PCA "did not wait for salmonella test results"

9 Feb 2009

The Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) plant at the centre of the US salmonella outbreak shipped out products managers knew might have been contaminated without waiting for lab test results, according to reports.

US: Kellogg FY sales, profits up; trims '09 guidance

5 Feb 2009

Kellogg today (5 February) posted a rise in 2008 sales and earnings but trimmed its revenue target for 2009.

US: PCA defends hygiene record

5 Feb 2009

Peanut Corporation of America, the peanut processor at the centre of the salmonella scare that has swept the US, has defended its hygiene record.

US: FDA again issues peanut recall guidance

5 Feb 2009

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers not to consume any of the products that have been recalled due to the peanut salmonella outbreak.

US: More Kellogg recalls; Obama speaks out on salmonella

3 Feb 2009

Cereal giant Kellogg has recalled more products amid the ongoing peanut salmonella outbreak in the US.

US: Sara Lee in peanut butter pie recall

3 Feb 2009

Sara Lee has voluntarily recalled its Chef Pierre Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk Pie due to possible contamination with salmonella.

US: Hershey Import Co. in peanut recall

3 Feb 2009

The Hershey Import Co. has become the latest US firm to recall snack products containing peanuts made at Peanut Corporation of America's (PCA) site in Blakely, Georgia.

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