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Peanut Butter Executive Will Go To Prison For 28 Years


On Monday, September 21, 2015, Stewart Parnell, the former president of the Peanut Corporation of America, received a 28-year sentence for his role in a salmonella outbreak in 2008 and 2009. During this outbreak, 9 people died and over 700 became ill across 46 states. Parnell’s emails showed that both he and his brother knew that the peanut butter was contaminated but allowed it to reach store shelves. Parnell even fabricated lab tests in order to cover-up the salmonella laced peanut butter. Parnell could have received up to 803 years in federal prison.

Illnesses strain families under normal circumstances. When a loved one falls seriously ill, a family’s world can be thrown upside down. Medical bills and lost wages can quickly threaten the financial security of any household. Additionally, the mental anguish of a serious illness can cause immense pain and suffering. That pain can be exasperated upon learning that the illness could have been avoided.

When companies intentionally allow tainted food to enter grocery stores, victims can seek compensation.  The attorneys at Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney have handled many product liability cases.  Contact us for a free consultation if you or a loved one has fallen ill or died due to tainted food.

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