A company spokeswoman told the newspaper that Wyndham no longer works at the store.
Given the court's absurd response to this crime, I guess the company found it necessary to state the obvious.
It's funny that you attributed that "statement of the obvious" to the company... whereas I would have attributed it to the reporter who would have asked the obvious question, "Mr. Company Spokesman, is the poisoner still an employee of your store?"... and then felt compelled to report that obvious.
Sadly, both are a statement on how things are not as obvious as they should be in today's messed up society, that the question had to be asked at all, and that it needed to be reported on. To rational people, IT'S OBVIOUS.
PS: Humans are messed up. A dog would never intentionally poison anyone. :-)