Cremonini has become the subject of a criminal inquiry after the discovery of a BSE-infected cow at its slaughterhouse in northern Italy. "Fraud in commerce" charges have been bought on Cremonini by magistrate Raffaele Guariniello, which because of Italian law nuances making corporate officials responsible for company's actions could leave the meat producer's executives in line for a two-year jail sentence and a fine of up to €2,066.