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US Food Company to Pay Record Criminal Fine for Salmonella Outbreak

U.S. food giant ConAgra pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to charges of sending contaminated peanut butter to stores in 47 states. The company will pay a record $11.2 million in penalties, including an $8 million fine — the largest single food poisoning-related fine in U.S. history. "This case demonstrates companies, both large and small, must be vigilant about food safety," Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Mizer said Tuesday. A ConAgra subsidiary shipped...

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