WASHINGTON – The owner of a peanut company urged his workers to ship tainted products after receiving test results identifying salmonella, according to internal company e-mails disclosed Wednesday by a House committee.
The company e-mails obtained by the House panel showed that Peanut Corp. of America owner Stewart Parnell ordered the shipments tainted with the bacteria because he was worried about lost sales.
Parnell was ordered by subpoena to appear before Congress on Wednesday to discuss the outbreak that has led to 600 illnesses, eight deaths and one of the largest recalls in history, more than 1,800 products pulled. His Georgia plant is blamed for the outbreak.
here is the link:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090211/ap_on_bi_ge/salmonella_outbreak
do others think this company should be shut down or at least sued for people getting sick?
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:42 PM on Feb. 11, 2009
If they knowingly sent out tained products they should be sued, at the very least. Unfortunately the FDA is so busy sucking up to big pharma they are no use to the people anymore.
It is so sad that we are at a point in our country where profit is more important than people/customers.
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