Local Business Man Goes To Trial in Salmonella Case

Locally owned peanut company will stand trial for a salmonella outbreak. Three people, including Stewart Parnell, who ran Peanut Corporation of America from his Bedford County home, is accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 are set to go to trial this week in Georgia. The salmonella outbreak linked to peanuts processed by PCA led to one of the largest food recalls in history. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 714 people in 46 states were infected between September 2008 and March 2009. Two of the deaths occurred in Virginia.

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