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    Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products

    I haven't seen anyone post about this issue. I wanted to post it so that people could check to make sure they don't have food from Peanut Corp. of America. Under the article, I have posted the fda website so that you can see the list of products affected.

    I hope the head honcho is charged with serious crimes. People died from the salmonella poisoning.

    Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products
    E-mails show owner worried about lost sales, disregarded salmonella tests


    WASHINGTON - The owner of a peanut company urged his workers to ship tainted products after receiving test results identifying salmonella, imploring employees to "turn the raw peanuts on our floor into money," according to internal company e-mails disclosed Wednesday by a U.S. House of Representatives committee.

    The company e-mails obtained by the House panel showed that Peanut Corp. of America owner Stewart Parnell ordered the shipments tainted with the bacteria because he was worried about lost sales.

    At one point, Parnell said his workers "desperately at least need to turn the raw peanuts on our floor into money," and at another point told his plant manager to "turn them loose" after learning some peanuts were contaminated with salmonella.

    Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products - Food safety- msnbc.com
    Recall of Products Containing Peanut Butter: Salmonella Typhimurium

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    Re: Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products

    Well then I say nationalize peanuts. I mean we can't trust industry to produce safe food anymore. When do the Congressional hearings begin?



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    Re: Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products

    Well I guess that dude is going to jail for quite some time now.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well I guess that dude is going to jail for quite some time now.
    Do you think he can be charged with "murder"?

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    Re: Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Do you think he can be charged with "murder"?
    I would say voluntary manslaughter fits the bill perfectly for each death and he can be charged with each illness against a person as well.
    Last edited by Ikari; 02-11-09 at 01:58 PM.
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    Re: Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products

    I heard some feedback from the growers who are trying to distance themselves from the manufacturers. On one hand I agree with their position since they were not in the wrong. On the other hand, it strikes me that they're more concerned with their livelihood than the people who have gotten sick and/or died.

    Which is ok I guess, but it's all in the delivery. PR and that sort.

    Maybe Obama and Co. will add just a tad more pork fat to the bill to bail them out.
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    Re: Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products

    I can see how this plays out in court already.....

    Prosecutor: Would you eat your own peanut butter?

    Peanut company CEO: I take the fifth on that.

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    Re: Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products

    that's some bull****...I eat a ton of peanuts and peanut products.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products

    American posted(Well then I say nationalize peanuts)

    With election of so called Democratic Government, I think US Government under leader Pelosi already was.

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    Re: Peanut firm boss urged shipping bad products

    a clever way to inject partisan bull**** into this would have been a remark about Jimmy Carter
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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