Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called “unprecedented” for a food-poisoning case. The potential life sentence for former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was disclosed by prosecutors in a court filing Wednesday.
A St. Paul-based baked goods company is warning consumers some of its bagels could have been contaminated with nut products due to a mistake by the ingredient supplier.
Pepperidge Farm is recalling about 46,000 packages of bagels because they may contain peanuts or almonds that could set off a serious allergic reaction. The company said Friday that no illnesses have been reported. It was alerted to the problem by a bakery that makes the bagels.
Tarrier Foods is recalling more than 300 cases of its Chopped Twix candy topping because the Ohio company says the ingredient statement on the packaging didn’t show that it may contain peanuts and eggs.
Bringing along snacks for a family trip is a great way reduce food expenses during the trip, in addition to providing better nutritional value than the ever-present fast food restaurants. Here are a few travel snack ideas for the entire family.
Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown, er, “Peanuts” gang! Yes, the iconic comic strip, “Peanuts,” created by Charles Schulz, debuted on this day, 64 years ago.
Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people’s welfare.
More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.
Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national salmonella outbreak five years ago that authorities traced to a rural Georgia peanut plant.
The son of a Minnesota woman who died after eating tainted peanut butter hopes a trial in Georgia sends a message to food manufacturers that there can be serious consequences for peddling contaminated food.
As the All-Star Game gets closer, Minneapolis’ twin city, St. Paul, is getting into the action. Surrounded by school children, the Minnesota Twins unveiled new All-Star lineup of jersey-wearing Peanuts characters suited up for the midsummer classic. St. Paul’s native M&M boys, Paul Molitor and Joe Mauer – both All-Star Ambassadors – were there to welcome two other St. Paul icons into the All-Star lineup: Snoopy and Charlie Brown.
Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies, and they can cause deadly reactions. Now, researchers are experimenting with a new peanut protein patch that’s showing some promise. Eight-year-old Joshua Mandelbaum has a very severe peanut allergy, so his mother enrolled him in the study.
This Friday, Jan. 24 is National Peanut Butter Day. According to the National Peanut Board, it takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter, and Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in several “Peanuts” television shows was charged Wednesday with stalking and threatening his former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who gave her a breast enhancement he apparently didn’t like.
A rare archive of letters and drawings by “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz did not find a buyer at a New York City auction.
The late “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz was once so infatuated with a young woman 23 years his junior he sent her dozens of romantic letters and drawings of his beloved cartoon characters.
Charlie Brown is coming to the big screen. The animated Peanuts characters, created by Minnesota-native Charles Schulz, will star in their own movie, as Schulz’s son Craig and grandson, Bryan, helped write the screenplay.
The Minnesota Twins are at the halfway point of a 10-game effort to separate baseball and peanuts for fans with nut allergies.
This spring, the popular Shakopee amusement park Valleyfair got a fresh paint job, new grounds and a new star: Snoopy.
Valleyfair will debut a new attraction, Planet Snoopy, when the Shakopee amusement park opens for the season Saturday.
Children with Vitamin D deficiencies are two and a half times more likely to be allergic to peanuts, according to a new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.