Minnesota Family Welcomes Salmonella Convictions
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The family of a Minnesota man who died after eating tainted peanut butter is glad that former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell will be held accountable.
A Georgia jury Friday convicted Parnell and two others on charges stemming from a salmonella outbreak five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to nine deaths, including three in Minnesota.
They included Clifford Tousignant, who was 78 when he died in 2009.
His son, Marshall Tousignant, of Brainerd, says justice will be served, but it won't bring back his father.
Clifford Tousignant was a Korean War veteran and three-time Purple Heart recipient who served in the Army for 22 years.
He lived at a Brainerd nursing home and ate a peanut butter sandwich almost every day.