According to court records, prosecutors have filed a motion for psychiatric examination as to Stewart Parnell, who is under criminal indictment for actions relating to the 2009 nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to the peanut products made by the Blakely, Georgia, Peanut Corp. of America plant that Parnell owned. United States v. Parnell, No. 12cr12 (U.S. Dist. Ct., M.D. Ga., motion filed December 4, 2013). Information about the criminal charges appears in Issue 472 of this Update. Parnell has filed a motion to sever defendant and counts.The criminal proceedings against him are currently joined to charges against other company employees.