It is likely that bird or rat feces in the Peanut Corporation of America peanut butter started all of this.  There is the ever-expanding list of Salmonella free products.  The FDA list of products containing tainted peanut butter continues to grow as does the list of the deaths.  This morning Ohio reported four deaths (

Deaths have now hit seven; hospitalizations 108, with nearly 500 total sickened.  Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) has now laid off its employees; bankruptcy is in the offing because PCA only has $10,000,000 in insurance.  Nearly 200 lines of peanut products have been recalled.  Now, why is not preventative food safety a good idea?

Today, the CDC reported 453 persons (454 if you count the Canadian) infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 43 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Arizona (9), Arkansas (4), California (60), Colorado (10), Connecticut (8), Georgia (6), Hawaii (1), Idaho