As if salmonella wasn’t enough to cause the massive peanut butter recall, federal inspectors have found mold, cockroaches, and a leaky roof at the Blakely, Georgia plant owned by Peanut Corp. of America (PCA).
The peanut butter recall has been expanded to include all products PCA products from 2007 on. Over 400 products have been recalled including ice cream, Asian sauces, and dog biscuits. Even a few organic products are on the recall list.
Even more concerning to the FDA is that PCA continued to ship out peanut butter products after they were found to contain salmonella.
Such corporate irresponsibility is unexcusable! A senior member of Congress and the Georgia’s agriculture commissioner are calling for a criminal investigation; however, the FDA has stated they must complete their investigation first.
Unless we change the way our food is produced, we are going to see more and more recalls of this magnitude in the future. Corporate greed is interfering with our children’s health, and massive production leads to large scale outbreaks. The peanut butter recall is one more reminder why it is important to eat locally produced food.
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