Abbott Laboratories’ infant-formula plant in Sturgis, MI, is the apparent target of a federal criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch.

The investigation follows the shutdown last year of the Sturgis plant, which worsened a nationwide formula shortage that has continued into a second year.


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Poultry price-fixing has thousands of victims, making it impossible to notify them individually or accord all of their rights contained in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act  (CVRA). 

Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys Heather Call and Michael Koenig are therefore asking the U.S. District Court for Colorado to permit a “reasonable
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In what federal prosecutors say is the largest ever fine of its kind, operators of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. have agreed to pay $25 million to resolve criminal charges related to foodborne illness outbreaks from 2015 through 2018.

More than 1,100 people were sickened in the outbreaks that caused the
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The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota has enjoined Todd & Patty Meech Dairy Farm and its co-owners from introducing adulterated meat into interstate commerce pending required remedial action.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the federal court entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against the
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Thirteen years after Michel G. Blanchet promised to follow food safety laws, The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has enjoined the Los Angeles man from preparing, processing, and distributing adulterated fish or fishery products without first taking required remedial action.

The Department of Justice(DOJ) said the

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Euroline Foods LLC and Royal Seafood Baza Inc. violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act by processing and distributing ready-to-eat fish, fishery products, vegetable salads and cheese products in a Staten Island facility where there were chronic unsanitary conditions.

So says a civil complaint filed Monday by the U.S.
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