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15 Feb 2009 20:01


Biz, U.S.: How nuts has the peanut salmonella crisis been?

  • 2.5% of peanuts were processed by the now-bankrupt Peanut Corp. of America
  • 22% decline in sales for all peanut manufacturers in January. Ouch. Sucks for them. source

13 Feb 2009 15:57


Biz, U.S.: How it all fell apart for Peanut Corp. of America

How did this happen? The company seems to have put profits before public safety. source

30 Jan 2009 08:23


U.S.: Did the FDA have advance notice of the peanut butter outbreak?

  • There was an early warning sign. Back in September, a shipment of peanuts from the same Georgia processing plant was returned to the U.S. from Canada after it was found to be contaminated with salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration logged this but never tested or followed up on it, according to the Associated Press. *forehead slap* source