Oh, Peanut Corp.
"FDA officials said Tuesday that they had completed an inspection of Peanut Corp. of America's manufacturing plant in Blakely, Ga., an inspection begun earlier this month as part of federal health officials' effort to track down the source of the salmonella outbreak." (Wall Street Journal)
Apparently the probe uncovered oodles of violations. Here's the kicker, the company released peanut butter after finding salmonella in them "as part of its internal monitoring system in at least 12 instances in 2007 and 2008. Mr. Rogers said those products were released into the food supply after an outside laboratory found that the samples tested negative for salmonella" (Wall Street Journal).
Well their peanut butter was primarily distributed to nursing homes/schools (high risk groups in general). Then their products were sold in crackers, ice cream, etc.
I feel law suits coming along.
Read the whole story at the WSJ