Former Johnsonville Employee Charged For Adding Ingredients
Jonathan Tilman Lane of Kiel worked for Johnsonville Sausage and is charged with putting foreign objects in sausages while he worked at the Sheboygan Falls company. These are federal charges. According to the Associated Press on one occasion he placed a wire connector in a sausage on the processing line, and another time, he allegedly put a cigarette paper in another sausage in March.
He's charged with two counts of tampering and acting in reckless disregard for another's safety. Each count carries a maximum 10 years in prison upon conviction.
In A federal charging document, it says Johnsonville temporarily closed the production line and discarded all products they believed could have been affected. Johnsonville says none of the tampered products left its production facilities.