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Powell: Charges in peanut butter-salmonella outbreak shed light on dirty business

Returned jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter are

(Credit: AP, 2007)

It’s a sticky situation at the grocery store these days.

The U.S. Justice Department filed a criminal complaint against four former officials of the now-defunct Peanut Corporation America (PCA) charging that its top officials knew it was responsible for a major salmonella outbreak.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2008-09 outbreak caused 714 known...

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