Salmonella: Sentencing For Managers Who Helped Convict BossThey were star witnesses who helped convict their old boss, a former peanut executive who got the harshest sentence ever for a U.S. producer in a food-borne illness case. Now two ex-managers of a Georgia peanut plant at the center of a deadly salmonella outbreak face the prospect of going to prison themselves. Sammy Lightsey and Danny Kilgore were scheduled to return Thursday to U.S. District Court for sentencing by the same judge who sent their ex-employer, former Peanut Corporation of American owner Stewart Parnell, to prison for 28 years.
Life Sentence Urged In Peanut Salmonella CaseFederal 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.
St. Paul-Based Baking Company Announces Bagel RecallA 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 Recalls 46,000 Bagel Due To Allergy RiskPepperidge 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 Recalls Chopped Candy Lacking Peanut WarningTarrier 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.
Travel Snack Ideas For The Whole FamilyBringing 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.
64 Years Ago, MN Native Charles Schulz Debuts 'Peanuts'Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown, er, "Peanuts" gang! Yes, the iconic comic strip, "Peanuts," created by Charles Schulz, debuted on this day, 64 years ago.
Guilty Verdict In Peanut Trial Should Send Warning 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.
3 Guilty In Ga. Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Trial 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.
In 5-Week Salmonella Trial, Defense Takes 1 HourDefense 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.
Minnesota Son Hopes Salmonella Trial Sends MessageThe 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.
Twins Blog: All-Star Game Peanuts StatuesAs 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.