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What peanut exec sentence says about food safety

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...

Dean Best | 23 Jan 2009

Once again, a food safety scare has swept across the US causing fresh concern among US consumers and repeated calls for reform of how the country regulates its food supply. Dean Best examines the impact of the peanut butter salmonella outbreak.

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Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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. | 3 Dec 2009

The US has seen a “dramatic” increase in the consumption of peanuts, as consumers move past January’s product 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 3 Apr 2009

A New York-based affiliate of Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, the Californian firm at the centre of the latest salmonella contamination to hit the US food industry, has today (3 April) recalled a clutch of products. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 16 Mar 2009

Weaver Popcorn has issued a precautionary voluntary recall for 12oz (340g) bags of its Trail's End Chocolatey Peanut Clusters. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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). | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 5 Feb 2009

Kellogg today (5 February) posted a rise in 2008 sales and earnings but trimmed its revenue target for 2009. | 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. | 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. | 3 Feb 2009

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

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