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Unformatted text preview: arily agreed to shut the plant. Brent Wolke, the manager of the
Hudson Foods plant in Columbus, and Michael Gregory, the company director of customer relations and quality control, were indicted in
December of 1998. Federal prosecutors claimed that the pair had deliberately misled USDA inspectors and had falsified company documents
to minimize the scale of the recall. Both men were later found innocent.
Once a company has decided voluntarily to pull contaminated meat from the market, it is under no legal obligation to inform the public
— or even state health officials — that a recall is taking place. During the Jack in the Box outbreak, health officials in Nevada did not learn
from the company that contaminated hamburger patties had been shipped there; they got the news when people noticed trucks pulling up to
Jack in the Box restaurants in Las Vegas and removing the meat. Once the investigators realized that tainted ground beef had reached
Nevada, a number of cases of severe food poisoning that might otherwise have been wr...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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