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Virginia and Minnesota Death Linked to Salmonella Peanut Butter – CDC, FDA, King Nut and Peanut Corporation of America, still no response to my TO DO LIST?

Three deaths associated with a national salmonella outbreak occurred in Virginia and Minnesota, health officials confirmed today.  Two adults in Virginia had salmonella when they died, though it’s not clear that the illness is what killed them, said a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Health.  Earlier, Minnesota health officials said an elderly woman in that state had the illness at the time of her death.

So, CDC, FDA, King Nut and Peanut Corporation of America, what say you?  Still no response to my To Do List?

1.     Make sure ALL product is promptly recalled;
2.     Do not destroy any documents;
3.     The companies should pay the medical bills and all related expenses of the innocent victims and their families;
4.     The companies should pay the cost of all related Health Department, CDC and FDA investigations;
5.     Provide all bacterial and viral testing of all recalled product and any other tested product (before and after recall);
6.     Release all inspection reports on the plants by any Governmental Entity or Third-party Auditor;
7.     Release all Salmonella safety precautions taken by either King Nut or Peanut Corporation of America – especially after the 2007 Salmonella Peanut Butter Outbreak;
8.     Provide the public with the Epidemiological investigation (with names redacted), so it is clear who knew what and when about the likely source of the outbreak; and,
9.     Show the public what is being done to prevent the next outbreak.