Salmonella outbreak in peanuts?

Due to the recent outbreak of salmonella in peanuts, I was wondering what exactly could have been the cause?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Well, it was one company: the Peanut Corporation of America. Their plants were filthy and evidently the FDA doesn't have a budget big enough to hire as many inspectors as are actually needed. The exact cause hasn't yet been determined, but the two plants involved were hotbeds of bacteria, unsafe food practices, rats and rat feces, cockroaches, etc.

    The peanut butter on your store shelves is safe. PCA sold their products to commerical kitchens like those in hospitals and to companies that make products with peanut butter in them, like peanut butter crackers.

  • lorts
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    whats up i'd desire to entice close too. I stay in Buffalo, ny area. I have eaten peanutt butter and jelly sandwiches some situations very last week. i'm no longer gonna eat peanut butter until eventually i comprehend that's extra healthy for human intake it.

  • 1 decade ago

    You got me. Up until you posted this question, I thought you could only get it from chicken eggs or raw/undercooked chicken. The link below has about the best explanation I could find:

  • 1 decade ago

    Unclean work areas, rat and mice infestation (meaning lots of droppings around), etc.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Dirty working conditions for employees. Leaking water. Unsanitary.

  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe squirrels are behind it.The Great Squirrel Conspiracy Theory.

  • =^_^=
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    it's not peanuts, it's peanut butter, and the factories where peanut butter is produced were dirty (ie: rat feces, etc.)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


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