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FDA Says Peanut Corporation of America Knowingly Shipped Peanut Products Contaminated With Salmonella

An FDA inspection team that recently visited the Blakeley Georgia plant of the Peanut Corporation of America discovered that on 12 occasions in 2007 and 2008 tests conducted by the company found salmonella contamination in its products but that it shipped the contaminated products to customers after a retest found no contamination and did nothing to clean the plant.

Meanwhile, more than 400 consumer products, including Jenny Craig nutritional bars and Keebler Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, have been recalled, and eight people have died and more than 500 people in 43 states, including Pennsylvania, have been sickened by salmonella poisoning caused by peanut butter and peanut paste sold by the Peanut Corporation of America.

The lawyers at Berger & Lagnese have led the way in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania in food poisoning lawsuits. If you suspect that you contracted your food poisoning from tainted food, you should contact the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese immediately for a free consultation.