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Sons of food-poisoned victims lobby for tougher laws

Published 02/20/2009, Alexandria Echo Press

Jeff Almer wants his mother’s death to mean something. Shirley Almer of Perham died December 21 from salmonella poisoning blamed on contaminated peanut butter. It was the first of at least nine U.S. deaths, including three in Minnesota, attributed to the deadly organism from a Georgia peanut butter factory.

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