Judge de­lays Ga. trial in sal­mo­nella out­break

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

Three people charged in a deadly sal­mo­nella out­break traced to a south­west Ge­or­gia peanut plant five years ago will go on trial two weeks later than ini­tially planned, a judge de­cided Fri­day.

The de­ci­sion was a last-minute break for for­mer Peanut Com­pany of Amer­ica owner Ste­wart Par­nell; his brother and food bro­ker, Michael Par­nell; and the peanut plant’s qual­ity con­trol man­ager, Mary Wilk­er­son. Jury se­lec­tion in their trial had been sched­uled to start Mon­day in U.S. District Court in Al­bany.

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