Peanut Corp. in Hot Water With Texas Health Officials
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
Woe to Peanut Corporation of America: After running into trouble in Georgia in the recent salmonella outbreak, the peanut product manufacturer has now run afoul of Texas health authorities, who have ordered the company to recall all the products made in its Plainview plant.
AP via Google News:
Texas health officials ordered the recall Thursday of peanut products from a plant operated by the company at the center of a national salmonella outbreak, days after tests indicated the likely presence of the bacteria there.
Peanut Corp. of America was ordered to recall all products ever shipped from its plant in Plainview after the Texas Department of State Health Services said it found dead rodents, rodent excrement and bird feathers in a crawl space above a production area on Wednesday.
Health Department spokesman Doug McBride said it was up to Peanut Corp. to inform its clients around the country of the recall. It wasn’t immediately clear if the company was complying: Phone messages seeking comment from the company weren’t returned, and no information regarding the Texas action was posted on the company’s site.