Peanut company CEO sentenced to 28 years for salmonella outbreak


The former owner of Peanut Corporation of America was sentenced in federal court on Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a salmonella outbreak that was linked to nine deaths.

In a rare case of criminal prosecution linked to food contamination, Stewart Parnell, the former owner of Peanut Corporation of America, and his brother, Michael Parnell, who was a food broker on behalf of the company, were convicted on federal conspiracy charges in September 2014 for knowingly shipping salmonella-tainted peanuts to customers.  

Contamination at the company’s plant in Blakely, Georgia, led to one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history and forced the company into liquidation.

(Reporting by Rich McKay; Editing by David Adams and Sandra Maler)

3 thoughts on “Peanut company CEO sentenced to 28 years for salmonella outbreak

  1. And yet the Banksters on Wall St., who did MUCH worse, don’t even get an investigation. Our amazing Just-us department in action.

  2. Now if they will only start prosecuting pharmaceutical company executives who release drugs which kill thousands every year.

  3. I wonder which one of his masonic brothers or satanic handlers he offended to become one of the quintillionth of public servant evil-doers to actually be persecuted.

    Mr. Spock Sez: “Sometimes the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”. Apparently Mr. Parnell is the representative of the “Needs of the Few” crowd…. or he has been given a new identity, and will be living the life of Reilly so the ruse can play on.

    Death To The New World Order;
    We Shall Prevail.

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