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Published September 03, 2010, 09:28 AM

3 Minnesota families will share salmonella settlement

BRAINERD, Minn. — The families of three elderly Minnesotans who died after eating contaminated peanut butter will share in a $12 million settlement approved by a federal judge in Virginia.

BRAINERD, Minn. — The families of three elderly Minnesotans who died after eating contaminated peanut butter will share in a $12 million settlement approved by a federal judge in Virginia.

A peanut-borne salmonella outbreak in 2008 and 2009 left nine people dead and more than 700 others sickened in 46 states. The outbreak was traced to the Peanut Corp. of America in Lynchburg, Va.

The deaths of 72-year-old Shirley Mae Almer, 78-year-old Clifford Tousignant and 87-year-old Doris Flatgard were linked to the outbreak. The Star Tribune says all three lived in facilities run by Good Samaritan Homes in Brainerd, Minn.

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