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Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico
Yahoo/AP ^ | March 28, 2014 | JERI CLAUSING

Posted on 03/29/2014 10:07:18 PM PDT by kingattax

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly a million jars of peanut butter were dumped at a New Mexico landfill this week to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall.

Bankruptcy trustee Clarke Coll said he had no other choice after Costco Wholesale refused to take shipment of the Sunland Inc. product and declined requests to let it be donated to food banks or repackaged or sold to brokers who provide food to institutions like prisons.

"We considered all options," Coll said. "They didn't agree."

MelindaJoy Pattison, executive director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, on Friday called the dumping of the peanut butter "horrendous." She said as long as there was nothing wrong with the peanut butter, her operation would have found a way to store it, remove the labels and distribute it to the people who depend on the food bank.

"Those trucks carrying it to the dump went right by the front door of my food bank," she said. "It wasn't like it would have been out of the way."

Pattison said peanut butter is a major source of protein and a staple for hungry people. Her food bank places single-serve peanut butter cups in packages it gives to children whose parents rely on its services.

"For it to just be deliberately thrown away is disappointing," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: foodsupply; peanuts; salmonella

1 posted on 03/29/2014 10:07:18 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Sounds like another socialism success story.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 10:14:21 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: kingattax

Peanut butter ain’t cheep nowadays!


3 posted on 03/29/2014 10:14:56 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: kingattax

When a government rules by tyranny, someday they will be dumping more than peanut butter in the landfill.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 10:16:03 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: kingattax

This is due to the very real fear of lawsuits, nothing more.

What a shame.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 10:20:10 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: kingattax

The city or state could have taken custody of the peanut butter and then given it to food banks etc to distribute to the needy.

Gutless liberals and stupid businesses are what are wrecking this country.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 10:21:08 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kingattax

Aw nuts... sounds like a sticky mess.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 10:21:13 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: kingattax

I always have a jar on the shelf, but the last time I purchased a jar of a well known brand of peanut spread! I never knew such a thing existed! I never thought to read the label, and I am a regular label reader!


8 posted on 03/29/2014 10:21:53 PM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: kingattax

9 posted on 03/29/2014 10:31:18 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: workerbee

to remove the labels strikes me as underhanded.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 10:50:26 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: BigIsleGal

I prefer the natural stuff made in Santa Cruz with no chemicals.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: kingattax; Spartan302; Cowboy Bob; RitchieAprile; Liberty Valance; BigIsleGal; ...

“Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ZAGBL6UBA


12 posted on 03/29/2014 10:57:52 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: kingattax

Lawyers.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 11:03:54 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: RitchieAprile

The labels don’t mean anything ... since that plant would slap any label on there that you wanted - if you paid them ... :-) ...


14 posted on 03/29/2014 11:07:12 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: kingattax

15 posted on 03/29/2014 11:08:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Star Traveler

..which would be dishonest at the very least


16 posted on 03/29/2014 11:09:40 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: kingattax
Live shot from the ER coming up on eye-ear-nose & throat-witness news ...


17 posted on 03/29/2014 11:14:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: workerbee
This is due to the very real fear of lawsuits, nothing more.

Exactly. They are damned if they do and damned if they don't.

18 posted on 03/29/2014 11:14:46 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: RitchieAprile

In case you didn’t know it, different labels are slapped on product all the time for whomever wants to pay for it. That’s very normal business practice.


19 posted on 03/29/2014 11:38:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: kingattax

Imagine the outrage on the left if it was Walmart instead of the unionized Costco.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 11:50:10 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: kingattax
"Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico"

I wonder who much that translates to in food stamps.

At least the rats and mice in New Mexico will be happy. When they run out of peanut butter maybe they'll start on people.
21 posted on 03/30/2014 12:35:12 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Liberty Valance

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 03/30/2014 12:57:32 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: RitchieAprile

Check a lot of food labels. You will see “distributed by” instead of “manufactured by”, next to the company name. That’s because they don’t make the product any more, somebody else does it for them. Or it might say “packed by”.

Many foods that used to be made by the company named on the front of the package, are now contracted out.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 2:59:45 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

“Check a lot of food labels. You will see “distributed by” instead of “manufactured by”,...........

And what you may sometimes see is the products came from China. Many of those “distributed by” fall into that category. You buy and consume China’s crap everyday and may never know it.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 3:10:45 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: kingattax

Wait until that melts in the hot summer. The oil will leak into the earth and lubricate faults and bring on an enormous earthquake!

I bet that stuff would burn well. All that “natural” renewable energy gone to waste.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 3:32:57 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Progov

Not only food products but a lot of manufactured products.

I had the four wheel drive transfer case motor go out on my F150. Same company, same motor, same warrantee one was ford for 350.00 other after market for 170.00.

It is always wise to shop around.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 4:15:35 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Star Traveler

Standard business practice.Called private labelling.Place a large enough order and the factory or processor will put YOUR NAME on the items.In the 1960s the cannery in Sunman ,Indiana processed an enormous amount of tomatoes which might go out as a&P ketchup one day and Brand X catsup the next! One run was landfilled when it failed quality tests,and the store chain didn’t want it to ruin their reputation.
When tomatoes weren’t being processed,soft drinks were, and for clients large and small.


27 posted on 03/30/2014 6:26:34 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: kingattax

The insanity is spreading ‘round the world like rancid peanut butter in a Michelle Obama approved grade school chow hall.


28 posted on 03/30/2014 6:59:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Gutless liberals and stupid businesses are what are wrecking this country.

Gutless liberals? They are all gutless in the NEW one party system. Just my not humble opinion.

FMCDH(BITS)

29 posted on 03/30/2014 12:13:53 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Republican Wildcat
I watched 1 minute of that...I hate you.

FMCDH(BITS)

30 posted on 03/30/2014 12:17:47 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: kingattax
Bankruptcy trustee Clarke Coll said he had no other choice after Costco Wholesale refused to take shipment of the Sunland Inc. product and declined requests to let it be donated to food banks or repackaged or sold to brokers who provide food to institutions like prisons.

Anybody who eats it and gets a tummy ache would be suing them.

And God forbid if anyone really got ill.

I had to oversee the destruction of several different products in my years of food manufacturing. The most frivolous was a food bar that had the wrong packaging and an ice cream that was made without any dye. The most serious was possibly salmonella contaminated product.

In the first two cases we turned a blind eye to workers taking some home. In the last case we made sure it was no longer edible by pouring massive amounts of bleach over the stuff.

Sometimes you can sell it for pig food. In this case I don't know if that possibility was explored. But giving away possibly contaminated product? Everyone in food processing remembers Bil Mar Foods. 15 people dead and six miscarriages.

Nobody wants a repeat.

31 posted on 03/30/2014 12:36:10 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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