Salmonella Poisoning Worse than Expected

Posted: February 10, 2009 by April Watkins in Breaking News, Child Safety, Current Events, Current Issues, Health, Protecting Our Children
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As have many of you, I have been shaken by the scope of  the “peanut butter recall.”  Actually, it is more than just peanut butter.  It extends to every product that is made with some form of peanut, which was processed through the nation’s largest peanut production plant, Peanut Corporation of America.

mr-peanut-attackedI was stunned to learn that more than 1,500 products are now being recalled.   I was also sickened with the report of uncleanliness in the plant; which included vermin and other pests falling into vats of food and continuing through in the processing!  YUCK.   Moreover, I am appalled that there was such little oversite and enforcement by the FDA. 

According to workers, this has been going on for years.  Hmm.  That surely makes one wonder who has dropped the ball on this latest food infestation.  Obviously, the buck stops with the plant’s owners and managers.  Next at fault is the FDA who should have been on top of this much sooner.  And finally, if employees knew of such atrocities, why didn’t they alert  local authorities or media to investigate?  Readers, that leaves the employees accountable in this fiasco as well. 

Peanut Butter is one of my favorite foods and I’m outraged that I’ll have to go on the wagon until the “all clear” is sounded.  For those of you who wish to view the companies that purchased product from this plant, as well as the consumer products that are thought to be contaminated, please see the FDA information on the right side of this page; for more extensive information click the hyperlink above.  To view PCA’s company site with it’s official statements about this ordeal, click here. 

ALW

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