Company lied to FDA about tainted peanut butter

Peanut Corp. of America had said batches that initially tested positive for salmonella were retested and found to be negative before shipping. An FDA report says some batches were not tested at all.

Eight people died because of this. The amoral greedheads at Peanut Corp. of America who are responsible should be charged with manslaughter.

Nor is PCA they attempting to do anything but stonewall, lie, and in general be slithering little weaseldicks.

From their press release (pdf)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (February 4, 2009) — Peanut Corporation of America (..PCA..) continues to be deeply concerned about those who have been affected by salmonella contamination in the past weeks. The product recalls issued by our company continue to expeditiously remove all potentially harmful products from the marketplace, in the best interest of the public’s health and safety.

By the way, why didn’t the FDA catch this before people died? Was anyone being paid off? Just wondering…


  1. Eight people died – eight members of the owner’s immediate families should be hung.

  2. TB – In the United States, manslaughter comes with a prison sentence. The kind of justice you’re looking for is strictly the domain of the Taliban and Sharia Islamic Law. Even the eugenicists and legalists in Beijing would find your suggestion a bit obscene. See Also: The Age of Enlightenment

  3. If retributive judgment were a tad more prevalent, such incidents would not.

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