Saturday, February 14, 2009

Get Your Peanuts!...Fresh Hot Peanuts Here!

This just in from CNN

(CNN) -- The Texas Department of State Health Services on Thursday ordered the recall of all products ever shipped from the Peanut Corporation of America's plant in Plainview, Texas, after discovering dead rodents, rodent excrement and bird feathers in the plant.

No small wonder we have a salmonella outbreak coming from one of America's favorite foods.


WASHINGTON. - The head of the Georgia peanut company behind the salmonella outbreak has been forced to appear before Congress Wednesday.

Nine deaths have been attributed so far to the peanut salmonella outbreak

From WHC-TV - Here's what the company president had to tell Congress:

The owner of the peanut company accused of knowingly selling products laced with salmonella refused to testify before Congress on Wednesday.

Peanut Corp. of America president Stewart Parnell appeared at a hearing on Capitol Hill. However, he refused to talk about damaging e-mails in which he urges his workers to ship out products despite tests indicating the presence of salmonella.

Parnell repeatedly took the Fifth Amendment before lawmakers dismissed him from the hearing.

To quote an old radio drama,
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"

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