Peanut Corp Lied, Sold to Retailers

Reversal means salmonella recall might have to expand
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2009 7:44 AM CST
Peanut Corp Lied, Sold to Retailers
The Peanut Corporation of America processing plant in Blakely, Georgia.   (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)

The Peanut Corporation of America, whose plant in Georgia is the sole source of a nationwide salmonella outbreak, has admitted selling peanut products directly to retailers, primarily dollar stores. The reversal of the company’s earlier claim that it sold only to institutions means the recall of almost 1,800 peanut products may have to be widened, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
(More Peanut Corporation of America stories.)

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