ConAgra to pay record penalty over food-poisoning scandal

Food giant ConAgra is set to pay the record fine of $11.2 million as fine after the company was found guilty of sending contaminated butter.

They had sent the contaminated product across to 47 states in the United States and the amount they are going to pay will be the largest food-poisoning related fine in the history of United States.

The Peanut butter sent by ConAgra was salmonella tainted and it had caused food poisoning to around 700 people.

“This case demonstrates companies, both large and small, must be vigilant about food safety,” Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Mizer said.

ConAgra has ensured that they have made huge improvements to the facilities for safety and quality of their food products.

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