FDA: Ga. plant knowingly shipped tainted products
By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Writers – 1 hr 1 min ago
AP WASHINGTON – Federal health officials say the Georgia peanut plant at the center of the salmonella outbreak knowingly shipped tainted products. Previously, the Food and Drug Administration had said Peanut Corp. of America retested products after getting an initial positive result for salmonella. The agency said the company shipped the goods after follow-up tests came back negative.
But Friday, the FDA said the company sent out peanut butter, chopped peanuts and peanut meal that had tested positive even before it got back any negative findings.
Peanut Corp. denies any wrongdoing. The government has opened a criminal investigation.
Criminal prosecution NOW! The gov't needs to take immediate and extreme action against anyone they find to be complicit in knowingly shipping tainted food products to anywhere but the dump. They should also do the same to anyone who had anything to do with the fact they their own internal findings were not immediately reported to the USDA and any other interested party like the CDC or state bureaus.
This type of bullshit can not stand. We have to protect our food supply with extreme prejudice.
This company needs to be broken, sold and then brought under completely different management. No one even remotely attached to these recreant acts of poisoning innocent citizens should be left standing.
What more important job does the gov't do than protect our food supply? This is as bad or worse than an act of terrorism. These are people we trust to deliver untainted, clean and healthy food. How fucking horrible is it when someone knowing poisons their own people?