Salmonella Outbreak Preventable; Plant Knew It Was In Its Peanuts

Senior congressional and state officials called Wednesday for a federal probe of possible criminal violations at a Georgia peanut processing plant linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak.The government Tuesday accused the peanut butter manufacturer Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) of shipping products in 2007 and 2008 after internal tests found bacterial contamination, violating food safety regulations.

Officials call for criminal probe into salmonella recall – USATODAY.com

OMG!!!   The idiots that run this peanut processing plant in Georgia need to be locked up for a very long time if these charges are proven correct in a court of law.  I can only hope that the federal investigators are wrong about this; I know a lot of people will sue!!

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One response to “Salmonella Outbreak Preventable; Plant Knew It Was In Its Peanuts”

  1. USDAinspectorX says :

    I am not suprised by the findings in the plant.FDA does not have inspectors in the plants that operate under their jurisdiction. An FDA inspector may enter a plant once a year (if that)to do inspection. Meat industry knows they have an inspector in the plants every day. If it is required for meat industry why isn’t it required for plants that run non-meat items? Consumers feel safe eating processed foods because they believe it is produced in a sanitary environment with federal inspectors making sure the establishments are not shipping contaminated or adulterated product. I think ANY establishment that is producing an item that is intended for human consumption needs to have inspection daily regardless of whether it contains meat or not. Microorganisms don’t differentiate, they will grow anywhere and on anything. Why doesn’t the FDA step up there part of consumer food safety and have inspectors in the plants every day.

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