The 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals was scheduled to hear that five-year habeas corpus motion from Stewart Parnell but pulled it back.

The second highest court in the land promises to re-assign the Stewart Parnell case shortly. 

The Atlanta-based court appears ready to wrap up the Habeas petitions from Stewart

Continue Reading Parnell habeas corpus petitions are about to be heard by 11th Circuit panel of judges

Stewart Parnell is the most reviled character from one of food safety’s worst tragedies.

By their convictions and sentencing, Stewart Parnell, 69, and brother Michael Parnell, 64, respectfully still have 15 and 8 years before their prison release dates.

Their jury convictions and trial judge rulings were all upheld by

Continue Reading Letter from the Editor: Stewart Parnell’s ride on the ‘Great Writ’ is about to start its 5th year.

Savannah attorney Amy Lee Copeland has filed a Notice of Appeal for Stewart Parnell’s motion to vacate, set aside or correct his sentence under a federal habeas corpus action.

Parnell’s Motion was denied Sept. 23 by the trial judge, W. Louis Sands, who upheld the also negative findings of Magistrate

Continue Reading Parnell’s challenge to his prison sentence is now an appeal to the 11th Circuit

The FDA won’t comment on a key element in its investigation into the conditions at a peanut butter plant linked to an outbreak of infections from Salmonella Senftenberg.

Warning letters are routinely sent to companies after inspections turn up deficiencies or illegal conditions at food facilities, especially if the problems

Continue Reading The federal agency won’t say if it sent a warning letter to makers of Jif peanut butter

According to documents from the Food and Drug Administration, the agency received hundreds of complaints about illnesses related to Jif peanut butter and an outbreak of Salmonella infections earlier this year.

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported only 21 confirmed patients across 17 states in its official

Continue Reading Hundreds of consumers filed complaints thinking their illnesses were caused by Jif

The CDC has declared that an outbreak of infections from Salmonella Senftenberg in Jif peanut butter is over, and the FDA  investigation has been closed.

The outbreak had 21 patients confirmed infected across 17 states. Four people required hospitalization. No deaths were reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control

Continue Reading CDC says 17-state Jif peanut butter Salmonella outbreak is over

The Food and Drug Administration is continuing to investigate several food-related outbreaks of infections, with patient numbers slowly increasing.

Sources of pathogens behind the outbreak infections have not been identified in five of nine outbreaks under investigation.

One outbreak of infections from E. coli O157:H7 has been declared over with

Continue Reading FDA continues investigations into several foodborne illness outbreaks

Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes but have not released any specific information.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the outbreak investigation in its weekly update, indicating that a source of the pathogen has not been identified. 

Ten people have been confirmed as patients

Continue Reading No details on new outbreak of Listeria infections; FDA working on other outbreaks

Klein Foods, Inc. of Marshall, MN is recalling Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge because of potential Salmonella contamination.

The products were distributed in Minnesota. 

Recalled products:

#Product DescriptionRecall NumberClassificationCode InformationProduct QuantityReason for Recall
1Choc. Peanut Butter Fudge. Net Wt. 1/2 Pound (227g) Walnut Grove
Continue Reading Fudge in Minnesota recalled over Salmonella concerns

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From peanut butter cups to chicken salad, recalls caused by J.M. Smucker Co.’s peanut butter recall keep coming.

Peanut butter is a product uniquely positioned to cause a cascade of secondary recalls. Businesses use the recalled peanut butter to make chocolate products, sandwiches, snack packs, fudge, dog
Continue Reading Peanut butter related recalls keep on rolling as Salmonella outbreak investigation continues