Peanut execs face charges regarding salmonella outbreak

In a 76-count indictment, four executives of the former Peanut Corporation of America are accused of a cover-up in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 700 people. They face charges tied to lying about test results, failing to alert consumers and altering documents to say "shipments of peanut products were free of pathogens when, in fact, there had been no tests on the products at all or when the laboratory results showed that a sample tested positive for salmonella," according to the Justice Department.

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