The federal Food and Drug Administration has put Georgia’s cantaloupe growers on notice that inspectors will be checking out packing operations when they begin in a few weeks. The agency is concerned about recent outbreaks of listeria and salmonella in the melons. So inspectors will visit a sample of facilities looking for any unsanitary conditions.
A federal grand jury has indicted four people in a 2009 salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut processing plant. The indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Georgia charges four employees with Virginia-based Peanut Corp. of America.
Four people in Georgia have been sickened by an outbreak of salmonella which is suspected of causing illnesses in 19 states. WSB Radio reported the Georgia illnesses, which are part of a growing outbreak which has sickened 90 people across the nation.
Officials are making sure food warehouses and groceries across the state are pulling recalled turkey meat that’s been linked to a salmonella outbreak. It's sickened dozens of people nationwide including one Georgian.
A federal judge is recommending approval of a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year's salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski issued his recommendation late Wednesday to pay more than 120 personal injury claims related to the outbreak. The settlement must now be approved by a bankruptcy court judge.