When food kills – Jeff Almer breaks down after testifying before Congress about his mother Shirley, who died in late 2008 after eating salmonella-laced peanut butter with her toast. Almer became an advocate for stronger food safety regulations.
When food kills – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, holds up a jar of peanut products while questioning Stewart Parnell, owner and president of the Peanut Corp. of America, at a salmonella hearing in 2009. Parnell stands accused of deliberately shipping tainted food from his plant in Georgia.
When food kills – Lab tests found salmonella in a 5-pound container of King Nut peanut butter at a Minnesota nursing home. It was manufactured at Peanut Corp. of America.
When food kills – Peanut Corp. of America owner Stewart Parnell, right, and former plant manager Samuel Lightsey testify before Congress about the 2008-2009 salmonella outbreak linked to their company. They were both indicted later on criminal charges that resulted in a groundbreaking trial.
When food kills – Stewart Parnell exercised his Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer lawmakers' questions about Peanut Corp. More than five years later, he is on trial with his brother and a former employee.