I'd blame the company if, for instance, they: did not provide employees the required food safety training, neglected to post required safety materials in correct locations, had faulty equipment (refrigerator not cold, etc), ignored previous bad behavior of an employee...you get the picture. The idea that respondeat superior should be used against a company that did none of those improper things and simply was unlucky to have one employee who decided to disregard their duty is ridiculous.
It makes me laugh and scratch my head that demanding evidence of proximate wrong doing before blanket application of judgement is a stance that lands me in the minority on this issue. I just figured rooting out and punishing those who actually had a reasonable
involvement in wrongdoing was the point, but apparently for most here, simply owning the building would be enough to apply blame to a company.
Do remember, if a company is faithful in doing all the things I listed above that it's supposed to, a lawsuit for a ton of money and public shaming assures only one thing: harm to the jobs and livelihoods of employees across the company who diligently perform their duties and had nothing to do with one person's poor judgement.