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Ode to Whistleblowers – Anonymous Tip Outs Likely Manufacturer of I.M. Healthy Soy Nut Butter

Last week I posted this question:

Today the SoyNut Butter Co. released the following:

For over 20 years, the SoyNut Butter Co. has tried to make nut free products that help those with allergies eat like everyone else. Likewise, we chose our contract manufacturer because of their integrity and knowledge of food safety and quality. Unfortunately, we feel that is better to be cautious regarding public safety and urge our customers to heed the expanded recall. We have enjoyed serving you and will do everything we can possibly do to assist the FDA in this outbreak.

So, who is the “real” manufacturer?

I got this email last night:

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I have some more work to do about Dixie Dew.

I never understand why companies and the FDA hide this type of information when it is going to come out anyway.  It makes companies look like they are hiding things and makes the FDA look inept or beholden to business interests.