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Nestlé Sent Inspectors to Peanut Corporation of America’s Factories

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

The popular food manufacturing company, Nestlé was deciding weather or not to buy products from the recently shutdown Peanut Corp. of America was a good decision. The Peanut Corp. of America was recently forced to declare bankruptcy because of the Salmonella outbreak. Nestlé came out and said that while choosing distributors for ingredients for their food products, they send inspectors out. The inspectors found rodent feces and live beetles on two separate occasions. This choice by Nestlé saved them millions of dollars. Companies such as Kellogg’s who do not use inspectors, be rely on third party FDA inspectors lost upwards of 70 million dollars from recalled peanut products. Kellogg’s CEO wasn’t happy when he heard the news. PCA was given certificates of honor for the factories condition.

While Peanut Corp. of America is being investigated, it showed that they knew the days they were going to be investigated. The factory could be cleaned for these times. This was truly one of the most unethical food distributing companies in the industry.

The Washington Post originally posted on this issue.

FDA Investigating Peanut Co. of America’s Texas Plant for Salmonella

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

You may have read our previous article about the Salmonella outbreak in the United States. It initially was linked to Peanut Corporation of America’s plant in Blakely, Georgia. The Food and Drug Administration(FDA) said that the plant located in Plainview, Texas will be investigated for possible sources of Salmonella. Peanut Corp. release a press release regarding the closing. This plant was operating without a food manufacturing license and was never inspected by the FDA, since they have opened. On February 15th, Peanut Corp filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. All of their products they have ever produced have been recalled by the FDA.

Peanut Corp. has released a press release about the recall for all of their products and their bankruptcy.

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