Peanut executive pleads the 5th and "the walk of shame"

Here's an interesting column from The Washington Post regarding "Mr. Tainted," a.k.a. Stewart Parnell, president of Peanut Corporation of America. There are also other links in this column regarding this peanut issue. Here it is link text.
Okay, we've probably worked the peanutbutter recall itself, to death as far as a subject, but here's my question:
Will this spark a renewal of public interest in food safety and possilbly generate another book like Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" which really brought to light the standards of the slaughterhouses of the early 20th century? I'm sure there are many writers out there investigating our possible slide in food safety standers (notice I did say possible here).
Oh, and I guess I'm also wondering about what SE readers are thinking about what repercussions they would consider just and perhaps well deserved, for this peanut president who pleads the fifth.

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