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Lightsey, Kilgore sentenced to prison and supervised release in salmonella case

Samuel Lightsey and Frank Kilgore, the two PCA managers at Blakely, GA, who made plea deals with the government to become prosecution witnesses at trial in exchange for reduced prison time, learned their sentences on Thursday morning. According to WALB, Samuel Lightsey will serve a sentence of 36 months, or three years, in prison and will have an… Read More »

Sentencing for PCA’s Lightsey and Kilgore set for Thursday

Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant whose testimony helped prosecutors convict their boss and send him to prison for selling salmonella-tainted food will soon learn their own sentences. Sammy Lightsey and Danny Kilgore both served as operations manager of the Blakely, Georgia, plant linked in 2009 to salmonella that sickened 714 people and was blamed for… Read More »

Three Peanut Corporation of America officials sentenced Monday

Information from Food Safety News Stewart Parnell, a second-generation chief executive of a family-owned peanut enterprise who once served on the national Peanut Standards Board, was sentenced to a 28-year prison term on Monday for a series of criminal charges that amounted to his knowing that the peanut products he was shipping were contaminated with potentially deadly Salmonella.… Read More »

Visitors from all over in SW GA for Georgia Peanut Tour

More than 150 people, representing 13 states and two foreign countries, are in the corner of Southwest Georgia for the 2015 Georgia Peanut Tour. On Wednesday, the first day tour participants were being shown around local points of interest, the tour made several stops in Decatur, Grady and Seminole counties. Among the tour delegation were a group accompanying… Read More »