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Peanut Executives Indicted in 2009 Salmonella Case

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Peanut Executives Indicted in 2009 Salmonella Case with Shawn Stevens, Esq.
Shawn is an equity member of the law firm of Gass Weber Mullins. He is one of the only lawyers in America who dedicates his practice entirely to representing the food industry.
Mr. Stevens works closely with food companies to identify and manage risk, plan and prepare for possible crises.
Mr. Stevens has also defended food industry clients against high-profile foodborne illness outbreak claims in more than 20 states throughout the country.
Agenda:
1. Introduction.
2. 2009 FDA investigation of salmonella outbreak at PCA plant in Blakely, GA.
3. CDC reported 714 sickened & 9 deaths in 46 states because of outbreak.
4. Largest food recalls in U.S. history, involving thousands of products.
5. FDA plant inspection found dirty, unsanitary conditions.
6. The company's own testing found salmonella contamination, but it continued to ship its products.
7. PCA's scheme to fabricate certificates of analysis accompanying shipments of products.
8. Daniel Kilgore signs plea agreement in 2013: mail/wire fraud, the introduction of adulterated and misbranded food into interstate commerce with the intent to defraud or mislead, and conspiracy.
9. Charges filed by US Attorney/FBI against 3 other executives.
10. Lessons for the food industry.
11. Precautions and guidance for food executives with food safety responsibilities.
12. Conclusion.

Contact:
Shawn K. Stevens, Esq.
Gass, Weber, Mullins, LLC.
309 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI   53202
www.gasswebermullins.com
www.defendingfoodsafety.com
Direct:   (414) 224-7784
Fax:      (414) 224-6116
stevens@gasswebermullins.com

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