The Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is getting hammered. First, peanut butter and peanut paste products made at a PCA plant in Georgia are linked to a nationwide outbreak of salmonella, affecting hundreds of people. Then, on Thursday, the Texas Department of State Health Services recalls every product ever shipped from PCA's plant in Plainview, Texas. Why? Because dead rodents, rodent droppings and bird feathers were found in a crawl space above a production area.
Now one thing we want to point out is that the jars of peanut butter that you buy on store shelves are NOT affected. But dozens of other products are, making one of the most fundamental foods in our diets one of the most feared.
When Congress questioned PCA's president this week about the salmonella outbreak, he took the Fifth, saying very little. What do you say - both about the recalls and peanut products?
Carl Azuz, Anchor