Peanut Corp. to Liquidate Following Salmonella Death (Update1)
Source of Article: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=al9aOLMU4CQ8&refer=home
By Dawn McCarty and Margaret Cronin Fisk
(Bloomberg) -- Peanut Corp. of
listed debt and assets of less than $10 million in Chapter 7 documents filed
today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in
Shirley Mae Almer, 72, died Dec. 21 after consuming peanut butter at a nursing home that contained the same genetic strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 500 people in 43 states, lawyer Fred Pritzker said Jan. 27 in a statement. Almer’s family blamed creamy peanut butter produced by Peanut Corp. and sold under the King Nut brand name.
Almer’s death was the “canary in the coal mine” that led health investigators to the source of the salmonella outbreak, Pritzker said.
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