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Grillin’ in the C-Suite at Chipotle; second subpoena served up

Chipotle founder and co-CEO Steve Ells

Chicken isn’t the only thing on the grill at Chipotle. Less than 24 hours after telling investors about their bright future, Chipotle Mexican Grill executives revealed that they have received another federal Grand Jury subpoena related to “company-wide food safety matters dating back to Jan. 1, 2013. Federal officers served the most recent subpoena on… Continue Reading

Government Wants Hartford to Produce ‘PCA Tapes’

Government attorneys want to know what The Hartford Insurance Company knew about the Peanut Corporation of America’s distribution of peanut products that were contaminated with deadly Salmonella. Hartford wrote general liability and property insurance for the now defunct PCA, and Food Safety News has learned that the same Grand Jury that indicted four former executives… Continue Reading

Path to Illnesses and Deaths Began Five Years Before Salmonella Outbreak

The 52-page Grand Jury indictment of Stewart and Michael Parnell, Samuel Lightsey and Mary Wilkerson tells us a lot more than we knew about now-liquidated Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). The indictment of the four former PCA officials marks a new chapter in the four-year-old drama. It turns to a new page, one involving conspiracy… Continue Reading