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Peanut Recall Leads to Criminal Investigation

Federal officials from the FDA and the Justice Department have begun a criminal investigation into the actions of the Peanut Corporation of America, which they said knowingly sold contaminated peanut butter and peanut products to major food makers.

The contamination of the company’s products with salmonella bacteria has led to one of the largest food recalls in the nation’s history. More than 400 products containing peanuts, peanut butter or peanut meal have been recalled, and more recalls are expected.

The peanut contamination has now sickened 529 people and is associated with eight deaths.

The lawyers at Berger & Lagnese have led the way in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania in food poisoning lawsuits. If you suspect that you contracted your food poisoning from tainted food, you should contact the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese immediately for a free consultation.