A U.S. bankruptcy judge Thursday ordered Peanut Corporation of America's insurance carrier to set aside $12 million to reimburse people for health complications that resulted from eating tainted peanut products.
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.
The president of a peanut company and a plant manager accused of knowingly distributing contaminated food refused to answer questions posed by members of Congress on Wednesday, citing their Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it is suspending Peanut Corporation of America and its subsidiary, Tidewater Blanching LLC, from doing business with the federal government for at least a year, and perhaps longer.
Food kits recently distributed as part of a disaster relief effort in Kentucky and Arkansas may contain peanut butter contaminated with salmonella linked to a nationwide outbreak, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday.
In the wake of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people and been linked to eight deaths, peanut butter makers have moved to separate themselves from the company that produced the tainted product.
Inspectors found mildew on a ceiling and other problems last year at a peanut butter producing plant in Georgia that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak, according to reports released Monday by the state Department of Agriculture.