Georgia Plant Mold At the Root of Nationwide Panic

Peanuts are particularly prone to grow certain molds. Inspection of the Peanut Corp. of America plant revealed conditions such as “tote containers with butter residue and “black buildup” and “mildew and possibly some static dust on ceiling of butter storage room,” a leaky roof and other sources of contamination.

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As a result of this inspection, hundreds of peanut products linked to this factory have been recalled. There may have been some whistleblowing from the whistles of employees who were recently laid off. In fact . All but three of the 46 employees at the Blakely Peanut Corporation of America plant have been laid off

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