Doran sez, "In Congressional hearings into Salmonella found in peanuts, Stewart Parnell, owner of Peanut Corp. of America, declined a request by Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon to eat some of his company's own product. He did so by citing his fifth-amendment protections.
Given what's come out during the hearing, it's no wonder. From the story":
Owner Stewart Parnell refused to testify at hearing; 9 have now died
Charles Deibel, president of Deibel Laboratories Inc., said his company was among those that tested Peanut Corp. products and notified the Georgia plant that salmonella was found. Peanut Corp. sold the products anyway, according to an FDA inspection report...
The House panel released e-mails obtained by its investigators showing Parnell ordered products identified with salmonella shipped and quoting his complaints that tests discovering the contaminated food were “costing us huge $$$$$$.”
Buckets hanging on maple trees may have worked great 200 years ago, but modern producers use a system like the internet: a series of tubes!
Military ration historian Steve1989 cracked open a real gem: a 1942 World War II K Ration by Doughboy Mills, which contained a package of Chelsea cigarettes.
Looking for an appetite suppressant? The U.S. Food & Drug Administration can help. Just stop by FDA’s Defect Levels Handbook to learn how many insect legs and rodent hairs are acceptable in various foods sold to the American public.
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