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FBI Agents Raid Ga. Peanut Processing Plant Linked to Salmonella

That such a product so beloved by Americans could become a symbol of death is unthinkable. The FBI is now working the case.

By JIM DRINKARD
Associated Press
WASHINGTON – Federal agents on Monday raided a Georgia peanut processing plant linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak that has prompted one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history.
The FBI executed search warrants at both the plant in Blakely, Ga., and at Peanut Corp. of America’s headquarters in Lynchburg, Va., according to a senior congressional aide with knowledge of the raids. The official spoke only on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
The plant has been identified as the source of the salmonella that has sickened hundreds and killed as many as eight people.
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