WASHINGTON Dec 13 A subsidiary of ConAgra
Brands Inc was sentenced on Tuesday to pay an $8 million
criminal fine and forfeit an additional $3.2 million in assets
after pleading guilty to shipping contaminated peanut butter
linked to a nationwide outbreak of salmonella poisoning in
2006-2007, the U.S. Justice Department said.
"The sentence represents the largest fine ever paid in a
food safety case," the Justice Department said in a statement on
the sentence against ConAgra Grocery Products LLC.
(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Eric Beech)