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AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas plant owned by a peanut company blamed in a national salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 700 people has been fined $14.6 million.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas plant owned by a peanut company blamed in a national salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 700 people has been fined $14.6 million. The Texas Department of State Health Services said Thursday it was fining Plainview Peanut Co. LLC over violations that include unsanitary conditions, product contamination, illnesses linked to peanuts from their plant and operating without a food manufacturers’ license. Plant owner Peanut Corp. of America has been blamed for the outbreak believed to have caused at least nine deaths. The plant was shut down Feb. 9. The state agency says it sent a notice of violation Wednesday. Peanut Corp. has filed for bankruptcy. Its attorney didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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