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When food safety crisis hit, Perdue had to prepare for next one

This century’s most deadly outbreak of foodborne illness came out of the state of Georgia while secretary of agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue was governor, and there was not much he could do about it. After King Nut peanut butter made by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) was implicated in the deadly nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, investigators from… Continue Reading

How Minnesota Cracked the Peanut Butter Case

Two years ago, health officials were alerted to a nationwide outbreak of deadly Salmonella Typhimurium.  Eventually, the source was traced by epidemiologists at the Minnesota Department of Health.  Here’s how they did it. In 2008, 78-year-old Clifford Tousigant reluctantly moved into an assisted care facility in Brainerd, Minnesota.  A Korean War veteran with three Purple… Continue Reading

Son Files Salmonella Lawsuit After Mother’s Death

The family of a Minnesota woman who died after eating Salmonella-contaminated products made with Peanut Corporation of America ingredients is suing Kanan Enterprises of Solon, OH, maker of King Nut peanut butter. Shirley Almer’s son, Jeffrey Almer and his attorneys at the Seattle-based food safety law firm Marler Clark filed the lawsuit last week in… Continue Reading