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Salmonella-tainted peanuts lead to charges

Oklahoman Published: February 21, 2013

Remember that massive salmonella outbreak in 2009?

Well, four former officials of the Peanut Corporation of America were named in a 75-count indictment Thursday in connection with the outbreak.

The salmonella outbreak sickened 714 people in 46 states, including four in Oklahoma, and may have contributed to nine deaths, the CDC reported.

The illnesses began in January 2009 and led to one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history, involving thousands of products.

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