Son fights for safer foods
By Don Davis
St. Paul Capitol Bureau
ST. PAUL - Jeff Almer wants his mother's death to mean something.
Shirley Almer of Perham died Dec. 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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