Been feeling like all your most beloved foods have been recalled lately?
Well, the Justice Department is annoyed too, warning Monday that companies could face criminal and civil penalties for contaminated food. Associate Attorney General Stuart Delery told the Associated Press, “We have made a priority holding individuals and companies responsible when they fail to live up to their obligations that they have to protect the safety of the food that all of us eat.”
The department has recently bumped up prosecution efforts in this department, pursuing a Peanut Corporation of America executive who was found to have shipped out salmonella-contaminated products in 2008 and 2009 and getting a conviction last year for conspiracy, wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
What do you think? Should the Justice Department be taking these companies to court?