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Federal grand jury indicts Woodville company

A federal grand jury in Madison has indicted Woodville Warehousing and Distributing on charges that it allegedly caused the introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce.

The company was charged with one misdemeanor count of causing butter it held from May 2 - 20, 2003, to become adulterated

Adulteration means that the food fails to meet federal standards.

Also indicted were Mark Anderson, 37, Long Lake, Minn., and Steven Perkins, 48, Spicer, Minn.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for western Wisconsin, Anderson and Perkins are dairy traders operating in Minnetonka, Minn.,

They have been charged with four felony counts of causing butter that had been prepared, packed and held under unsanitary conditions to be shipped across state lines.

Officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office say the adulterated butter was allegedly shipped from Iowa to Wisconsin on May 2, 2003.

The butter was then allegedly shipped to Minnesota on May 5, 7 and 14, 2003.

If convicted, Woodville Warehousing faces a fine of up to $200,000.

Anderson and Perkins face a maximum penalty of three years in a federal prison on each of the four felony counts they have been charged with.