Peanut Corporation of America

Bryan Gentry of the Lynchburg News & Advance covered a recent hearing of the Bankruptcy Court overseeing the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) bankruptcy. Mr. Gentry noted that “[m]ore than a year after a nationwide salmonella outbreak, victims and surviving relatives have not received any money in insurance policies held by [PCA] that a bankruptcy

Five months after the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak began, and nearly three weeks after the Minnesota Department of Health “spilled the beans” that tainted peanut butter was the vector, the public still has little idea why nearly 500 became ill with over 125 hospitalized and eight deaths. Now, Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) has shuttered its

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?