Food Contamination Whistleblower
Kenneth Kendrick of Wilson, Texas is known as the “whistleblower” against Peanut Corporation of America, the company responsible for the peanut butter salmonella outbreak of 2009 that eventually turned into the largest food recall in U.S. history and has been linked to multiple deaths. Kendrick worked for the company as a production planner and assistant manager from July 2006 until November 2006.
Although the Peanut Corp whistleblower experience changed Kenneth's life forever, in less than positive ways, he remains determined to try and make good of the experience. Today, Kenneth is the Green Party candidate for Texas' Agriculture Commissioner. As is the case for most "Truth Tellers", Kendrick's career and job prospects have been limited over the last few years. Nonetheless, he has remained a staunch Food Safety, Corporate Ethics, and Whistleblower protection advocate. In that capacity, he has spoken on multiple college and university campuses, television, and radio programs including an appearance on Good Morning America. Print and online media outlets that have covered Kenneth's truth telling activities and food integrity as well as ethics advocacy include the New York Times, Associated Press, and several industry publications.