11 February 2009

Peanut Corporation of America

They call it Peanut Corporation of AMERICA. Get ready to wave flags.

Darlene Cowart of JLA USA testing service said the company contacted her in November 2006 to help control salmonella discovered in the plant.

Cowart said she made one visit to the plant at the company's request and pointed out problems with its peanut roasting process and storage of raw and finished peanuts together that could have led to the salmonella. She testified that Peanut Corp. officials said they believed the salmonella came from organic Chinese peanuts.

Peanut butter -- as American as tofu pie.

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