Business Ethics Case Study

Read the question or topic carefully and compose a quality answer including reference to the source of your information. When completing any written assignment in this course, you are expected to express your own ideas and thoughts, using your own words. Do not plagiarize a response. To serve as a guideline-your original post must be a minimum of 400 words although some topics may need more to thoroughly discuss. Add a citation or reference in all your initial discussion board responses. Please respond to the initial discussion post and respond to two other classmates by Sunday night, 11:59 p.m. Jason Trevor owns a commercial bakery in Blakely, Georgia that produces a variety of goods sold in grocery stores. Trevor is required by law to perform internal tests on food produced at his plant to check for contamination. During one three month period, three tests of food products containing peanut butter were positive for salmonella contamination. Trevor was not required to report the results to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials, however, he did not. Instead Trevor instructed his employees to simply repeat the tests until the results were negative. Meanwhile, the products that had originally tested positive for salmonella were shipped out to retailers Five people who ate Trevor’s baked goods that year became seriously ill, and one person died from a salmonella infection. Even though Trevor’s conduct was technically legal, was it unethical for him to sell goods that had once tested positive for salmonella? Why or why not?

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