PCA went bankrupt because of a salmonella outbreak.
In 2009, the Peanut Corporation of America, or PCA, experienced a massive salmonella outbreak. The CDC reported that 714 people got sick. Furthermore, nine people died from the contaminated peanut butter. In return, PCA prompted a recall of over 3,600 peanut butter products at that time. The Peanut Corporation of America is now bankrupt. It is most likely because they had to compensate the victims as well as the families of the deceased.
Remember, most people do recover from salmonella infections. It can take four to seven days of rest, extra fluids, electrolytes, and antibiotics. If you experience diarrhea paired with a fever and abdominal cramps, it might be salmonella poisoning. You can take antidiarrheal medications to help with the symptoms as well. If the symptoms don’t go away, or continue to get worse after a week, seek medical help.