Carlota Mendus of the Minnesota Health Department was one of Minnesota state government professionals who helped crack a national peanut butter salmonella outbreak. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis
Minnesota food detectives solve peanut butter case
ST. PAUL -- Nine dead, three in Minnesota, with 654 sick in 44 states.
It almost sounds like terrorists spreading a deadly disease. Federal, state and local investigative agencies nationwide sprang into action well before numbers rose that high.
There were few clues about why Americans were getting sick and dying.
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