Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Peanut Corp. Knew Products Were Contaminated

Hard to believe: in what appears to be a new low for corporate misconduct, the government now alleges that Peanut Corp. of America, the peanut butter manufacturer tied to a nationwide salmonella outbreak, knowingly shipped products in 2007 and 2008 after internal tests found bacterial contamination in violation of food safety regulations. The latest salmonella outbreak has sickened 501 people in 43 states and is believed to have contributed to eight deaths. Read more.

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