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Unformatted text preview: contamination in the peanut butter that has led to this most recent salmonella outbreak. I was absolutely horrified when he said that there were “roasted rats” found in the peanuts at this plant, as well as insect infestations. This is disgusting, and as one audience member who phoned in said, restaurant regulations would be shut down way before conditions could even reach this unsanitary level. The idea that our Federal Food and Drug Administration is not nearly as cautious of national food distribution plants as our local restaurants are is a scary thought, that we unfortunately have already begun to suffer from. I would like to know when and how the FDA will safely protect the food I buy at the grocery store so I don’t have to worry about these contamination issues anymore....
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- Spring '08
- Peanut, salmonella outbreak, Peanut Corporation of America, Ira Flatow, Bertram A39891015 ISB