Four accused of Salmonella outbreak

Four accused of Salmonella outbreak
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:25pm

Four former officials with the Peanut Corporation of America have been indicted in connection with salmonella-tainted products.

The Justice Department says they are charged with sending misbranded food across the country, mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy.

The 76-count indictment was just unsealed.

Peanut Corporation of America, based in Blakely, Georgia, was a peanut roasting facility that processed the nuts to be sold around the United States.

In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration said the company shipped tainted products it knew tested positive for the bacteria-linked to a nationwide outbreak of salmonella poisoning.

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