ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Documents filed today in bankruptcy court show a peanut processor at the heart of a salmonella outbreak has nearly $11.4 million in assets and debts of $4.8 million.
The Lynchburg, Va., -based Peanut Corp. of America shut down and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month as the fallout from the outbreak grew.
The outbreak was linked to the company's products and sickened more than 600 people. It also led to 1 of the largest product recalls in U.S. history, and may have caused nine deaths.
The company's plant in Plainview, Texas, closed a few weeks ago. Then Texas health regulators ordered a recall of all products ever produced at the facility.