Thousands of people likely were sickened by salmonella-contaminated eggs from two Iowa companies last summer, but lawyers said far fewer have the proof needed for a successful lawsuit and most cases filed will be settled out of court.
The peanut industry executive whose filthy processing plants were blamed in a salmonella outbreak two years ago that killed two Minnesotans and seven other people is back in the business.
A federal judge has approved a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year’s salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor.
It’s the first lawsuit filed in Minnesota in connection with the egg salmonella outbreak.
The Minnesota Health Department has linked at least seven cases of Salmonella in the state to a multi-state egg recall.