Peanuts tainted with metal fragments

Jan 30, 2009 By SHARON THEIMER , Associated Press Writer
A peanut monument adorns the square in front of the Early County Courthouse in Blakely, Ga., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. The Peanut Corporation of America is located about a mile from the square. PCA is voluntarily recalling all peanuts and peanut products processed in its Blakely, Ga., facility since Jan. 2, 2007 according to a corporate release. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

(AP) -- The government acknowledged Friday that a shipment of peanuts from the plant linked to a salmonella outbreak contained a "filthy, putrid or decomposed substance" later identified as metal fragments. The shipment was returned to the U.S. in April, months earlier than reflected in a federal tracking database.



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SDMike
5 / 5 (1) Jan 30, 2009
""filthy, putrid or decomposed substance" later identified as metal fragments." Gosh, THATs why my car smells so bad! So, the FDA inspector thinks that metal fragments can be "putrid or decomposed"? No wonder superiors ignored the report!