Tag: criminal

FREE ABA Roundtable this Thursday

Our distinguished alumnus, founder and former fearless leader, Ken Odza, has sent out an invitation to a FREE ABA Roundtable this coming Thursday, December 12.  The topic is criminal prosecutions of food companies and their officers.  Contemplaying how one might become the subject of a prosecution may not exactly something that will fill you with comfort and joy this … Continue Reading

Update on Criminal Risk Management: The Peanut Case

Peanut Corporation of America's way of dealing with positive salmonella tests for its peanut products is a case study in exactly what not to do to avoid criminal prosecution. The FDA's investigation indicates that PCA shipped product before test results came in and then continued to ship after receiving positive tests. This is precisely the kind of actions that are likely to compound, not lessen, the likelihood of criminal prosecution. Indeed, the FBI is now involved in the case, assisting the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations.… Continue Reading

Avoiding Criminal Prosecution Under The FFDCA

By guest blogger Per Ramfjord The FDA’s recent announcement that it is pursuing a criminal investigation of Peanut Corporation of America, arising out of the Salmonella-driven peanut product recall, is sure to raise concerns with executives in food product companies throughout the country. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’s comment that the Obama administration intends … Continue Reading
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