FDA Says Peanut Butter Plant Knowingly Distributed Salmonella

January 29, 2009

Georgia (ChattahBox) – In yet another story of lowered food standards in the US, the FDA has found that the Peanut Butter Corporation of American knowingly released peanut butter that was contaminated with salmonella, leading to 500 outbreaks across the country.

The outbreaks, which occurred from September ’08 to January ’09, have cause at least eight deaths, and many to become seriously ill, as the food poisoning swept the country.

It was also found that a number of mold spores on the walls and ceilings of the plant were ignored, giving further health risks.

“PCA distributed potentially contaminated product to more than 70 consignee firms, for use as an ingredient in hundreds of different products, such as cookies, crackers, cereal, candy and ice cream,” the official statement that was released on the FDA’s website said.

So far one wrongful death suit has been filed, but more criminal charges may be on the way soon.


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