FBI Raids Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant

FBI agents raided the Georgia plant suspected in the current salmonella peanut butter outbreak that has been linked to 600 illnesses and eight deaths in 43 states. The company is accused of knowingly shipping the tainted products.

CNN says the plant has been sealed off by federal agents and the company, Peanut Butter Corporation of America, is not answering their phones.

A “senior congressional aid” told reporters that the FBI also had warrants for the company’s headquarters in Lynchburg, VA.

FBI raids peanut butter plant suspected in outbreak [CNN]
FBI raids Ga. plant at center of salmonella scare [AP]