Notable Quote: "The Lynchburg, Va.-based Peanut Corp. of America...has been accused of producing tainted peanut products that may have reached everyone from poor school children to disaster victims."
Unconscionable. Unscrupulous. Greed. Hubris. Put 'em together...what've you got? Uugh! And "uugh" seems an apt description for the incredible series of poor decisions made by Peanut Corp. of America in the name of profit.
What did they do wrong? Let's start with this excerpt from an article featured in yesterday's Associated Press:
"On Friday, companies began destroying products made with anything that came from the plant after Texas health officials said they discovered rodents, feces and feathers in a crawl space above a production area. An air handling system sucked debris from the crawl space into an area where peanuts are processed, officials said, so Texas officials took the highly unusual step of ordering all products ever made at the plant recalled."
Want to learn more? Link here for the more on the sad, sick, saga: http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20090213/Salmonella.Outbreak.Bankruptcy/