Feb 5, 2009

Food Safety: Product Liability - Vermont Couple Sues over Salmonella Outbreak

The Associated Press is reporting that the South Burlington, Vermont couple suing Peanut Corporation of America over the nationwide salmonella outbreak will also sue Kellogg Co., their attorney said yesterday.

In a related story in the Chicago Tribune, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont says food producers responsible for "widespread, deadly outbreaks of disease should face jail time, not just fines... Leahy said some food makers won't take federal and state health rules seriously without tougher penalties. According to Leahy: 'Fines won't do it.' "