Friday, a federal jury in Albany handed down convictions in a trial that we hope serves as a warning for food companies across the country.
Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell and his brother Michael could spend the rest of their lives in prison for knowingly shipping salmonella tainted products that led to a deadly nationwide outbreak.
We thank the south Georgians who gave up nearly two months of their lives to serve on the jury in the long and tedious trial.
We're glad the federal government took this case so seriously. We must be able to have confidence in our nation's food supply. The outcome of this trial should boost that confidence.