PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – A family-owned peanut processing business from North Carolina has won the auction to buy Sunland Peanut Plant in Portales.
Hampton Farms agreed to pay $20 million for the now defunct plant.
Sunland closed in October of last year after being linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak where 41 people in 20 states got sick.
The closure left hundreds without jobs.
Last fall the company’s attorneys valued Sunland’s assets at $50 million.
But Sunland still owes three of its major creditors about $14 million.