NEW YORK: A former peanut company CEO has been sentenced 28 years jail in United States for his role in a national salmonella outbreak which left nine dead.
According to details, Stewart Parnell, 61 year of age, the ex-owner of the Peanut Corporation of America, was convicted last year of knowingly shipping contaminated products.
Also, his brother Michael, who worked as a food broker, was given 20 years.
The outbreak made hundreds ill and prompted one of the largest food recalls in American history.
The brothers were charged after investigators traced the outbreak to the company’s plant in Blakely, Georgia in 2009.