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PCA to return to U.S. Bankruptcy Court

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Blakely peanut processor at the center of a nationwide Salmonella outbreak is expected back in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to decide what type of settlement might be paid out to those sickened in the outbreak.

Peanut Corporation of America's Blakely and Longview, Texas plants were linked to the salmonella outbreak earlier this year. The CDC says the outbreak sickened more than 700 people and may have contributed to at least nine deaths nationwide.

More than 250 damage claims have been filed against the company in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Virginia. Thursday, the judge will hear a motion filed by PCA's insurer to pay out 12.7 million dollars to settle claims and determine what claims are eligible.

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