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PCA 'Voluntarily Suspends Operations' at Unlicensed, Uninspected TX Plant

by: JayinPhiladelphia

Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 08:12:38 AM PST

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Gotta love this "volunteer spirit" -

ATLANTA (AP) - The company at the center of an investigation into a deadly national salmonella outbreak has suspended operations at a second peanut processing plant.

Peanut Corporation of America said in a statement Tuesday it is voluntarily suspending operations at its Plainview, Texas, plant while state and federal health officials complete an investigation into procedures and food safety records there.

PCA was still shipping food products all this time?  From an uninspected and unlicensed plant?  And btw - which companies and institutions were still buying from PCA?

This Texas plant operated uninspected and unlicensed since at least 2005.  This was discovered by federal and state agencies over a week ago, and it was still operating until today?  And it only 'suspended operations' by choice?  I honestly don't know what else to add here...

Can we see that Change soon (like, now...), please?

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PCA is having a bad year (4.00 / 3)
it must be rough being a rogue corporation when the R's get out of power and the D's come in and start fixing stuff.

"I can understand someone from Iowa promoting corn and soy, but we are not feeding the world, we are feeding animals and soft drink companies." - Jim Goodman

In plain terms it's gross dereliction of duty from the part of the FDA, it speaks (4.00 / 3)
volumes on the need of a wholesale reorganization of food safety laws and its concomitant enforcement. It'll take a few more scares before real implementation of course, governments being what they are...

Sic Transit Gloria Locavore!

FBI raids Ga. plant at center of salmonella scare (4.00 / 4)
By JIM DRINKARD - 16 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agents have raided a Georgia peanut processing plant linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak, hauling away boxes and other material.

A senior congressional aide with knowledge of the raids said the FBI executed search warrants Monday at both the plant in Blakely, Ga., and at Peanut Corp. of America's headquarters in Lynchburg, Va.

Good. I hope some heads will roll...or it will be biz as usual. (4.00 / 3)
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