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US: Tainted peanut butter leads to $11.2M penalty a decade later

NZ Herald: A decade after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating Peter Pan peanut butter contaminated with Salmonella, the company that sold it made an embarrassing courtroom guilty plea and agreed to pay the largest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case. “Obviously they’re able to absorb an $11 million penalty much more than a smaller company,” said Bill Marler, a Seattle-based attorney who specializes in food safety cases. “But it still sends a pretty significant message.”