Big Trouble in Peanutville
Posted on Feb 6, 2009
Uh-oh: Did Peanut Corporation of America knowingly ship out products that had tested positive for salmonella? Yes, says the FDA, which is investigating the plague that has rocked the legume world and caused eight deaths and hundreds of illnesses.
The Georgia company whose peanut products have been blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak shipped some products even though they had tested positive for the bacteria and no other tests indicated they were safe, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
AP photo / Ric Feld
An Early County sheriff’s car leaves the parking lot at the Peanut Corporation of America processing plant in Blakely, Ga., late last month.