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The Texas Department of State Health Services has levied a $14.6 million fine against a plant there owned by Peanut Corp. of America (PCA), the company implicated in a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people and may be related to the deaths of nine.

The fine was based on unsanitary conditions and product contamination found in the Texas plant, which was closed two months ago.

PCA has filed for bankruptcy protection.

KC's View:
Considering that PCA is in bankruptcy, good luck collecting that $14.6 million.