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Another Memorial Day Food Tragedy to Remember

Korean War veteran Clifford Tousignant served the United States of America for 22 years, earning three purple hearts along the way. In 2009, he died from eating Salmonella contaminated peanut butter.

Mr. Tousignant was one of nine people who died and 714 who were sickened in a 2008/2009 Salmonella outbreak linked to Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). The outbreak affected almost every state in the nation and cost the peanut industry over one billion dollars.

PCA Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Victim: Cliff Tousignant from Marlerclark on Vimeo.

Mr. Tousignant is still dead and Stewart Parnell, president of PCA, is still not in jail.

  • Paul F Schwarz

    Where is the justice for Mr Tousignant and the 8 others that died? Where is the justice for the 714 people that were ill from Stewart Parnell’s greed? Have we become a country were the rich and powerfull are able to escape the ‘supposed’ long arm of the law? Parnell knowingly shipped out Salmonella tainted peanut butter to maximize profits. Have we become a country where corporate profits are valued more than food safety? PCA must think this! Parnell should be in jail!
    Paul A Schwarz
    Section 51 Row 1 Grave 3 Ft Leavenworth/Leavenworth National Cemetery