Peanut Company Executives Charged in Salmonella Outbreak

According to The National Law Journal, Officials with the U.S. Justice Department and the Food and Drug Administration trumpeted obstruction of justice charges Thursday in announcing criminal allegations stemming from the 2009 salmonella outbreak of tainted peanut products that sickened hundreds of people across the United States. Big-firm lawyers with FDA practice groups noted the “striking” allegations levied in the case, including the federal charges against several individual executives, and the rarity of obstruction charges rooted in statements made to FDA inspectors. It is the responsibility of retail food distribution companies and services to follow FDA established safety and cleanliness protocols. If you believe that you or a member of your family has been sickened because of a violation, please contact Finkelstein & Partners immediately.