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Food: Peanut Butter and Salmonella #920509

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A statement from federal officials that a Georgia Peanut Corp. of America plant shipped peanut butter products it knew were contaminated with salmonella reported; statistics cited.

(Washington: David Wright) The growing peanut scare featured; details given about the impact on school lunch programs in three states and of concerns about the FDA's handling of food problems. [American Peanut Council president Patrick ARCHER†- calls this a "rogue company."] [Center for Science in the Public Interest Caroline Smith DeWAAL†- says these products have a long shelf life.] [At committee hearings, Senators Tom HARKIN, Patrick LEAHY - call this "intolerable."] [Food safety attorney Bill MARLER†- says people are not paying attention to poisonous products.]

Gibson, Charles;
Wright, David

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