Peanut Processors Face Criminal Charges

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice released a 76-count indictment Thursday charging former employees of the peanut company linked to a 2009 salmonella outbreak thought to be responsible for nine deaths.

The now defunct Peanut Corporation of America processed peanuts under unsanitary conditions and knowingly sold tainted products to food producers throughout the country, charges the DOJ.

Some officials continued to violate the law through

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