$12 million fund created for salmonella victims

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A U.S. bankruptcy judge has ordered the creation of a $12 million fund for victims of the salmonella outbreak that was linked to Peanut Corp. of America’s Georgia plant, according to the News & Advance.

Hartford Insurance policies will provide money for the fund, which covered product liability issues for the Lynchburg-based company.

The newspaper reported that about 175 people will receive settlements, including cases of eight or nine people who died.

Now bankruptcy proceedings will focus on the sale of PCA’s assets. The company filed for bankruptcy in February.

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