The caterer whose baked beans made people at a church picnic sick won’t be punished, reports News 14 Carolina.
Police charged Carl Privette with creating a public health hazard and failure to prepare food in a licensed, commercial kitchen. In June, 55 people got salmonella food poisoning from his baked beans.
On Wednesday, Privette received a deferred prosecution. That means he won’t be punished and the charges will be erased from his record, if he successfully completes a year of unsupervised probation.
Privette must also comply with the state’s regulations before doing any more catering.