Today, the Associated Press ran this article by SHARON THEIMER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

Here is a quote:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials opened a criminal investigation Friday into the Georgia peanut-processing plant at the center of the national salmonella outbreak. President Barack Obama pledged stricter oversight of food safety to prevent breakdowns in inspections.

 

This is a 100% American Problem - Did the FDA miss the warning signs?

 

ABC news carried this report by LISA STARK and KATE BARRETT on Jan. 30, 2009

“Peanut Shipment From Plant Linked to Salmonella Was Rejected Before Health Scare”

A fall 2008 FDA incident report first described today by the Associated Press documented that a peanut shipment from Peanut Corporation of America’s Blakely, Ga. processing plant was denied entry into Canada in April 2008.

The FDA report said the shipment “appears to consist in whole or in part of a filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance, or is otherwise unfit for food in that it appears to contain foreign objects.”


Update: CNN Feb. 6 - FDA: Peanut plant knew product was tainted with salmonella