Posts Tagged ‘peanut recall’

Why is the peanut recall taking so long?

Monday, March 9th, 2009

by Leigh Ann Hubbard, managing editor

Did you know they’re still recalling peanut products? Almost two months after the Peanut Corporation of America issued their first notice, recalls are trickling in daily.

We wondered, why is it taking so long? Do these companies not know where their ingredients come from? FDA spokeswoman Stephanie Kwisnek gave us some answers via e-mail (emphasis mine).

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PCA distributed peanuts despite positive salmonella test, says FDA: Is jail time the answer?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

Can you believe the Peanut Corporation of America was sending out their products knowing they had a problem?

The PCA, of course, is responsible for the salmonella outbreak that has sickened closed to 600 and killed at least eight.  Their own records allegedly show positive salmonella cultures in 2007 and 2008.  Apparently, they just retested until they got a negative and sent the contaminated product on its way.  The FDA is conducting a criminal investigation.

What do you think?  If true, should someone go to jail?

Wait, there’s more.

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