Peanuts tainted with metal fragments

January 30th, 2009 By SHARON THEIMER , Associated Press Writer in Medicine & Health / Health
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)


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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