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  • Petition calls for peanut-free zones on planes

    09/03/2014 10:02:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 180 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    The parent of a child with a life-threatening peanut allergy is fighting for new rules to protect airline passengers who have severe food allergies.Lianne Mandelbaum, who says she was practically kicked off a United Airlines flight last year because of her son’s condition, has been lobbying for new protections for allergy sufferers.Now, more than 14,000 people are coming to her aid, petitioning lawmakers and federal regulators to establish a "buffer zone" around passengers who are allergic to certain foods.“I am not after a nut ban,” Mandelbaum said. “Just the ability to preboard, wipe down the seat area and make an...
  • Little Joe Cook, singer of hit song 'Peanuts,' has died

    04/18/2014 10:11:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 18, 2014 | Doug Most
    Little Joe Cook, whose one big hit, "Peanuts," helped make him a local music legend, has died.
  • Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico

    03/29/2014 10:07:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | March 28, 2014 | JERI CLAUSING
    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...
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘When They See That Pope…Say Women Can’t Serve As Priests…’

    03/24/2014 7:20:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2014 - 10:54 AM | Susan Jones
    “The existing abuse of females is the worst and most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth,” says former President Jimmy Carter, who is making the rounds of various news shows to promote his new book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.Carter—repeating something he’s stated previously—said the abuse is “indirectly” derived “from the fact that religious leaders say that women are inferior in the eyes of God, which is a false interpretation of the Holy Scriptures. But when they see that the pope, and the Southern Baptist Convention and others say that women can’t serve as...
  • Experimental Treatment Could Reduce Kids’ Peanut Allergies

    01/31/2014 12:35:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    In a recent study, kids with severe peanut allergies were fed small amounts of peanut flour to build their tolerance. After the experiment, 80% could safely eat five peanuts at a time. Doctors say the goal isn’t to allow the kids to eat large amounts of peanuts, but to avoid life-threatening reactions if they unknowingly ingest traces of peanuts.An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts. Although experts say the results of the carefully monitored study are...
  • When an MSNBC monkey beats his chest about debating the GOP he gets put in his place...

    01/16/2014 9:39:02 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Yesterday Ed Schultz informed his audience (which consists of the camera crew, and maybe his production staff if they're in the mood) that "Republicans, they’re afraid of me. They don’t want to talk to me."Ann Coulter's response was as subtle as it was long-winded, which is to say, NOT VERY. (I edited the language a tad, you'll know where...) Invite me on your show, you lying p***y. RT @Matthops82 "Republicans are afraid of me. They don't want to talk to me." - @edshow — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 15, 2014 My experience with listening to Ed Schultz isn't very extensive,...
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    11/28/2013 7:06:28 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1973 | Charles Schulz
  • Doctor using experimental technique to cure peanut allergies - Video

    11/27/2013 6:06:55 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | CTVNews Video
    CTV's Kate Eggins introduces us to a local doctor that using an experimental technique to try to cure peanut allergies.
  • Peanut-free football game Saturday at Northwestern

    10/15/2013 6:11:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 15, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach
    When the Northwestern Wildcats face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ryan Field in Evanston on Saturday, something will be missing: peanuts. Northwestern University is hosting its first peanut-free football game to give fans with allergies a chance to focus on the game instead of worrying about negative reactions to the popular stadium snack, which can range from mild irritation to life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
  • Peanuts Cartoon - "Pro-Choice" (Must See)

    03/28/2013 5:40:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Perfectly illustrates liberal fascism ...
  • Hormel buying No. 2 peanut butter Skippy for $700 million

    01/03/2013 6:39:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 8:55 AM EST
    Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it’s buying Skippy, the country’s No. 2 peanut butter brand, for about $700 million. Skippy, which was introduced in 1932 and is a staple in American pantries, is intended to increase Hormel’s presence in the center of the supermarket where shelf-stable foods are sold. It also gives the Austin, Minn.-based company a clearer path for growth overseas; Skippy is sold in about 30 countries and is the leading peanut butter brand in China, where...
  • "Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales"

    12/24/2012 7:26:05 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Charles Schultz
    Quickly becoming one of my favorite Christmas specials. A fast moving 17 minutes literally based upon Charles Schultz's comic strips. My favorite part is Sally's "today, I'm going to fall down a Christmas tree" adventures.
  • This is America Charlie Brown, The Mayflower Voyagers

    11/22/2012 6:52:44 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    One of my favorite Peanuts holiday specials. Charlie Brown and the gang play Pilgrim children in this re-enactment of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving. I highly recommend this one for children. It's also nice to see something from Hollywood that's pro Western civilization.
  • Atheist Group Backs Parents Upset School Wants To Take Kids To See ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’

    11/20/2012 5:30:43 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 105 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | November 20, 2012 | Unknown
    Full title: Atheist Group Backs Parents Who Are Upset School Wants To Take Kids To See ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ At ChurchLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CBS Atlanta) — Charlie Brown has been caught in the crossfire of the “war on Christmas” mantra. KARK-TV reports that some parents were upset that Terry Elementary School in Little Rock wanted to take children to go see a play of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church.
  • Peanut Butter Recall Extended to Raw, Roasted Peanuts

    10/16/2012 5:24:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies ^ | Oct 15, 2012 7:33am
    The recall of peanut butter and other nut products linked to an outbreak of salmonella from a New Mexico food company has now been expanded to include raw and roasted peanuts.
  • Republican National Convention attendees throw peanuts at CNN camerawoman

    08/29/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT · by pepperdog · 45 replies ^ | 29 August | Cynthia Hodges
    Two Republican National Convention attendees were thrown out of the RNC venue on Tuesday after several people say they witnessed the 2 individuals taunting a black camera operator...
  • The Gospel According to Peanuts [A Charlie Brown Christmas]

    11/28/2011 5:15:56 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2011 | Lee Habeeb
    How A Charlie Brown Christmas almost didn’t happen Few headlines about network television make me giddy. Fewer still make me hopeful that all is good in the world. But back in August of 2010, I read the following headline from the media pages with great excitement: “Charlie Brown Is Here to Stay: ABC Picks Up ‘Peanuts’ Specials Through 2015.” The first of these to be made, the famous Christmas special, was an instant classic when it was created by Charles Schulz on a shoestring budget back in 1965, and thanks to some smart television executives, it will be around for...
  • Time To Stock Up: The Price Of Peanut Butter Is Set To Soar 40% In The Next Two Weeks

    10/18/2011 4:52:02 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-18-2011 | Mac Slavo
    <p>Another hot, dry summer has devastated this year’s peanut crop, sending prices for the legume skyrocketing and forcing peanut-butter brands including J.M. Smucker Co.’s Jif, Unilever NV’s Skippy and ConAgra Foods Inc.’s Peter Pan into startling price increases.</p> <p>Wholesale prices for big-selling Jif are going up 30% starting in November, while Peter Pan will raise prices as much as 24% in a couple weeks. Unilever wouldn’t comment on its pricing plans, but a spokesman for Wegmans Food Markets, the closely held supermarket chain in the Northeast U.S., said wholesale prices for all brands it carries, including Skippy, are 30% to 35% higher than a year ago.</p>
  • Ontario school bans soy spread because it looks too much like peanut butter

    10/13/2011 6:02:06 AM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The National Post ^ | October 13, 2011 | Tristin Hopper
    A London, Ont., school board has banned peanut butter substitutes simply because they could be confused with their peanut counterparts, angering parents already frustrated by efforts to find an acceptable lunch their kids will eat. In a recent memo, Thames Valley District school board director Bill Tucker wrote that “any products considered to be a peanut butter replacement are no more appropriate in our schools than regular peanut butter.” Parents were asked to “avoid using peanut butter and peanut butter alternatives because of the difficulty in being able to distinguish alternatives from the real thing.” “There’s a lot of upset...
  • Peanut butter prices about to soar amid poor harvest

    10/12/2011 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/11/11 | staff
    High prices are expected to trickle down to consumers soon. J.M. Smucker Co.’s Jif will boost wholesale prices 30% this fall, according to the Wall Street Journal. Unilever’s Skippy brand will see a 35% increase while ConAgra Foods Inc.’s Peter Pan label will jump nearly 25%. But peanuts weren't the only crop facing a difficult harvest — unpredictable weather has recently complicated the growing seasons for pumpkins and coffee beans. Coffee roasters only recently began scaling back price hikes instituted over the past year.
  • Peanut shortage sends peanut butter prices soaring

    10/11/2011 5:55:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 25 replies ^ | 10/11/11 | JESSICA NAUDZIUNAS
    “Nobody on the supply chain can absorb that sort of price increase,” said peanut broker Richard Barnhill in Albany, Ga. “So the manufacturer will have to pay more for the peanuts, and they’ll have to pass that on in their wholesale prices to the retailers, and the retailers will have to pass that on to the consumers — squarely in the marketplace late this fall, or by January for sure.” Some of the early signs: Smucker plans to discontinue its less popular lines of Jif peanut butter to free up product for some of its better-selling mainstays, such as Creamy...
  • Peanut Butter Prices Are Rising By 24 to 40 Percent

    10/10/2011 7:11:20 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 71 replies
    Cleveland Leader ^ | 10/10/2011 - 10:08am | By Julie Kent
    You can now add peanut butter, a long-time recession staple food item, to the list of things that "the 99 percent" may no longer be able to afford. Thanks to droughts, the price of peanut butter has gone up from $450 a ton to $1,150 a ton in just one year and now peanut butter makers are about to pass on the increased costs to consumers. The Wall Street Journal reports that wholesale prices for Jif are going up 30 percent beginning in November. Peter Pan will increase its prices by as much as 24 percent in a couple of...
  • Peanut butter prices expected to increase

    09/12/2011 5:47:56 PM PDT · by djf · 61 replies
    NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – You may see fewer peanuts on grocery store shelves this year and will likely pay more for peanut butter. The US Department of Agriculture estimates this year's peanut crop could be 13 percent smaller than last year's because many farmers in Georgia and Texas have lost their crops to dry and hot weather conditions. Many farmers in our area believe the demand for peanuts could help the local economy, despite also suffering a loss. Some peanut butter companies have already raise their prices by a least 50 cents.
  • Peanut allergy stirs controversy at Florida school(Peanut Sniffing Dogs Search Classrooms!)

    03/22/2011 6:52:11 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/22/2011 | Yahoo News
    ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Some public school parents in Edgewater, Florida, want a first-grade girl with life-threatening peanut allergies removed from the classroom and home-schooled, rather than deal with special rules to protect her health, a school official said. "That was one of the suggestions that kept coming forward from parents, to have her home-schooled. But we're required by federal law to provide accommodations. That's just not even an option for us," said Nancy Wait, spokeswoman for the Volusia County School District. Wait said the 6-year-old's peanut allergy is so severe it is considered a disability under the Americans with...
  • Peanut attack sends Alberta minister to hospital

    10/25/2010 2:03:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies · 1+ views
    QMI Agency ^ | October 25, 2010 | Frank Landry
    EDMONTON — Alberta's infrastructure minister, Ray Danyluk, was rushed to hospital Monday after going into anaphylactic shock. Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky called 911. He said the two were in a meeting in Edmonton when Danyluk touched something that contained peanuts. Zwozdesky said the infrastructure minister has quite a sensitive condition. "Last I heard he was doing fine," said Zwozdesky. "He just went for observation. "He had an unfortunate reaction to a peanut. He has an anaphylactic condition. They said, 'Look, you better come to the hospital and be observed.'" Zwozdesky also helped Danyluk to the ambulance. The health minister said...
  • President Obama's Daily Devotional?

    07/17/2010 1:52:46 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-16-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A more pressing security concern? Obama being president Since becoming president there has been the ongoing question of why President Obama doesn't have time for church, when asked about it he says sites the problem of encountering security issues everywhere he goes. Look, I don't make it to church every week (I should), so I can cut him some slack, but can we come up with a better excuse already? Security concerns, really? This is coming from the guy who flies Air Force One around the world like he's taking a trip to Starbucks. Anyway, I'm starting to think...
  • 'Peanuts' gang sold to Joe Boxer owner for $175M

    04/27/2010 12:32:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 591+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/27/10 | Emily Fredrix - ap
    NEW YORK – You've got a new owner, Charlie Brown. Newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps Co. is selling licensing rights for Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang to Iconix Brand Group Inc., the licensing company that owns Joe Boxer and London Fog. The family of the late "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz will also own part of the business too, giving it more control of and money from the comic strip's legacy. Heirs say the deal announced Tuesday for for the 60-year-old comic strip is what the artist would have wanted. Schulz worked for decades to win back...
  • You're a 'gay' man, Charlie Brown (Homo Play)

    01/15/2010 9:39:04 PM PST · by bogusname · 19 replies · 713+ views
    WND ^ | January 16, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    For the millions of fans who daily followed the "Peanuts" cartoon by the late Charles Schulz, the "Charlie Brown Christmas" television special and the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," a New York playhouse organization is working on a stunner that portrays the characters as homosexuals...
  • You’re a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals

    01/14/2010 3:26:44 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 70 replies · 2,308+ views
    Federal Review ^ | January 14th, 2010
    ITHACA, NY--Somewhere, the late great Charles Schulz is rolling over in his grave. Schulz, the creator of the much-loved Peanuts comic strip (and a devout Christian), probably never envisioned a day when his characters would be appropriated for a “satirical story” about teenaged homosexuals. But that’s exactly what happens in the new play, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," which the Ithaca Journal describes as “a satirical story that ... features characters from the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip gang in their volatile teenage years” It all begins with CB, Charlie Brown, who contemplates the death of his loyal dog,...
  • Snoopy named top dog in U.S. pop culture

    12/22/2009 11:23:33 PM PST · by period end of story · 34 replies · 1,518+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Dec. 22, 2009 | Daniel Trotta
    The top 10: 1. Snoopy 2. Texas A&M's Reveille 3. Scooby Doo 4. Eddie from the TV show "Frasier" 5. Pound Puppy toys 6. Painting "Dogs Playing Poker" 7. Song "How Much is that Doggie in the Window" 8. Georgetown's Jack the Bulldog 9. The song "Who Let the Dogs Out" 10. Brian Griffin from the animated TV show Family Guy For the complete list, see:
  • "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown" (It's On!)

    12/15/2009 5:31:26 PM PST · by combat_boots · 33 replies · 831+ views
    Various ^ | Repost 3rd week running!
    Yea! It's actually on TV! Merrty Christmas! Lu, lu, lu. Lu, lu, lu, lu. Hoooowwwwl!
  • Arlington mayor fires at Obama online (My new hero!)

    12/05/2009 3:06:54 PM PST · by USALiberty · 24 replies · 1,156+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | December 4, 2009
    In the opinion of Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman, President Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday night on the war in Afghanistan was deliberately timed to block the Christian message of the "Peanuts" television Christmas special. Wiseman made the statements on his Facebook page, where he declared Obama to be a Muslim. Only people on Wiseman's "friend's list" had access to the post. He has more than 1,600 friends on Facebook. --snip -- At another point he said, "you know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that has stayed in there, things...
  • Tenn. mayor claims Obama blocked 'Peanuts' special (Wiseman gets nothing but muslim president)

    12/04/2009 3:53:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,306+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 12/04/09
    Tenn. mayor claims Obama blocked 'Peanuts' specialFriday, December 4, 2009 (12-04) 11:04 PST Arlington, Tenn. (AP) - The mayor of a suburban Memphis city accused President Barack Obama of deliberately timing his speech about the war in Afghanistan this week to block the airing of the "Peanuts" Christmas television special. According to The Commercial Appeal, Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman posted the statements on his Facebook page and said the president is Muslim. Obama is Christian. "We sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that...
  • The Worst Kind Of Scheduling Conflict [Obama Address preempts Charlie Brown Christmas]

    12/01/2009 7:23:23 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 273 replies · 4,973+ views
    Morning Call ^ | November 30, 2009 | John L. Micek.
    President Barack Obama ... ... is slated to deliver a prime-time address on Tuesday night in which he'll lay out his plans for the American war in Afghanistan. The address before the United States Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday night will not only be used to announce the immediate order to deploy roughly 30,000 more troops, but the administration will also use the occasion to convey how it intends to turn the fight over to the Kabul government, the New York Times reported. But the administration may also face an unforeseen enemy as it lays out its long-awaited...
  • No love for Michael Moore's latest

    11/15/2009 5:45:45 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies · 1,440+ views
    Ny Post ^ | Nov.15, 2009
    <p>It's a little early to issue a death certificate for the career of Michael Moore -- but his latest film, "Capitalism: A Love Story," has grossed just $14 million in seven weeks of release.</p>
  • The Man-Made Peanut Allergy Epidemic, A revealing history of a medical mystery

    10/18/2009 7:34:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 83 replies · 4,114+ views
    Fraser Horne ^ | Heather Fraser
    It is seldom recognized, commented historian René Dubos, that each society and every civilization creates its own diseases.1 Is the peanut allergy epidemic man-made? And if so, how has it been created in millions of children in just 20 years and who or what are its architects? The features of the epidemic continue to puzzle doctors. In the US alone, 5.6 million people – 2% of the population – are allergic topeanuts and nuts almost all having experienced onset as toddlers. This epidemic tipped into critical mass around 1998 when the first flood of allergic children entered kindergarten sending a...
  • Peanut Butter 'Wards Off Heart Disease'

    06/25/2009 12:28:54 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 80 replies · 2,545+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4:50 PM on 25th June 2009
    Peanut butter sandwiches, favoured by cartoon character Charlie Brown, could be the secret to beating heart disease, according to new research. A study in the US reveals snacking on peanuts or peanut butter at least five days a week can nearly halve the risk of a heart attack. A team of experts at Harvard Medical School in Boston came up with the findings after studying the eating habits of thousands of women with type two diabetes. The condition dramatically increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Poor diet and lifestyle has led to a surge in the numbers affected...
  • Do We Restrict Peanuts Because 100 People a Year Die from Allergy?

    04/07/2009 7:21:17 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 25 replies · 991+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/07/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Here is the nanny state at its most ridiculous. Healthies -- people that obsess about health -- are on the march in Madison, Wisconsin trying to get the state government to ban people from feeding peanuts to squirrels on the state Capitol grounds. It's a state emergency, ya know? Why these casually discarded peanuts could just maybe affect a child that has an allergy. We MUST ban the evil peanut to SAVE THE CHILDREN! One would think that people are dropping dead every 5 seconds from peanut allergies with all this energy and focus directed against that monstrous Mr. Peanut....
  • CNN : "Penis Being Served on Northwest Airlines"

    02/18/2009 10:10:25 PM PST · by libh8er · 30 replies · 1,833+ views
    CNN (Youtube) ^ | 2/17/09
  • Peanuts on Northwest Airlines prompt protests.. War on Peanuts!

    02/16/2009 10:33:29 AM PST · by TaraP · 124 replies · 2,087+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb 16th, 2009
    ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- The return of peanuts to the snack menu at Northwest Airlines this month has prompted a spasm of protests from travelers with allergies.. The change comes four months after Northwest merged with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and in the midst of a national salmonella outbreak involving Peanut Corporation of America. Georgia, where the company has a plant, is the top peanut-producing state in the country. Northwest began handing out the goobers as snacks on February 1, as Delta has been doing for years. In Minneapolis, where Northwest is based, news of the change has resulted in...
  • Peanut Corp. of America files for bankruptcy

    02/13/2009 6:50:20 PM PST · by NCjim · 15 replies · 822+ views
    ATLANTA (AP) - The peanut processing company at the heart of a national salmonella outbreak is going out of business. The Lynchburg, Va.-based Peanut Corp. of America filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Virginia Friday, the latest bad news for the company that has been accused of producing tainted peanut products that may have reached everyone from poor school children to disaster victims. "It's regrettable, but it's inevitable with the events of last month," said Andrew S. Goldstein, a bankruptcy lawyer in Roanoke, Va., who filed the petition. The salmonella outbreak was traced to the company's...
  • Dead Rodents, Excrement In Peanut Butter Plant Lead To Recall

    02/12/2009 5:34:43 PM PST · by steve-b · 62 replies · 1,515+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/12/09
    The Texas Department of State Health Services on Thursday ordered the recall of all products ever shipped from the Peanut Corporation of America's plant in Plainview, Texas, after discovering dead rodents, rodent excrement and bird feathers in the plant. The order, which applies to products shipped since the plant opened nearly four years ago, came a day after the discovery of filth in a crawl space above a production area during a health services inspection, the department said in a news release. Inspectors also reported that the plant's ventilation system was pulling debris "from the infested crawl space into production...
  • Peanut Corp. president urged shipping tainted nuts

    02/11/2009 9:33:26 AM PST · by gondramB · 16 replies · 858+ views
    Atlanta Journal constitution ^ | 12:17 p.m. February 11, 2009 | BOB KEEFE
    Washington — U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, chairman of a House subcommittee on oversight and investigation, gaveled hearings open today on the salmonella outbreak saying, “the psychological cost has been widespread.” ... • In one e-mail, Lightsey wrote Parnell discussing positive salmonella tests on its products, but Parnell gave instructions to nonetheless “turn them loose” after getting a negative test result from another testing company. • In another e-mail, Parnell expressed his concerns over the losing “$$$$$$” due to delays in shipment and costs of testing. • Parnell in another company-wide e-mail told employees there was no salmonella in its plants,...
  • Accidental Discovery Has Potential To Keep Food And Drugs Safer And Fresher Longer

    02/06/2009 2:36:35 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 707+ views
    sciencedaily ^ | Feb. 6, 2009
    A recent discovery at Case Western Reserve University may help keep food and drugs safer and fresher longer and electronic equipment dryer and more secure than ever before The finding involves a nanotechnology-based technique to block the transport of damaging gases through a polymer, making it stronger while using less material. It was made in the labs of the National Science Foundation-supported Center for Layered Polymeric Systems at the Case School of Engineering.
  • Inside Obama's sausage factory

    02/05/2009 6:12:47 AM PST · by LBSTx · 5 replies · 1,065+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/09 | William Tate
    In the end, Tom Daschle had to go, not because of his tax problems, but because he had allowed a glimpse inside the Obama sausage factory. And what folks saw could have made even a certain peanut plant look pristine by comparison. It can be argued that Daschle's tax avoidance was less egregious than Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's, even though the amount was substantially more....
  • Worker: I Saw Rat Roasting In Peanut Plant (Facility Being Probed In Salmonella Outbreak)

    02/03/2009 11:38:50 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 1,743+ views ^ | Feb. 3, 2009
    BLAKELY, Ga., Feb. 3, 2009 (CBS) A former employee of the Georgia peanut plant at the center of a criminal investigation in a nationwide salmonella outbreak says he saw a rat dry-roasting in a peanut area. Jonathan Prather was one of 50 people who lost their jobs last month when the Peanut Corporation of America shut down its plant in Blakely. The outbreak is blamed in as many as eight deaths and has sickened some 500 people, authorities say. Many products made with peanut paste from the plant have been recalled.
  • FDA helped unleash salmonella-laced peanuts on public

    02/03/2009 9:33:27 AM PST · by hadit2here · 20 replies · 1,028+ views
    Health Revelations Newsletter ^ | Feb 03, 2009 | Dr Alan Inglis
    Do you know why the FDA is in charge of keeping America's food supply safe?Because no other nation would have them.That's the thought I'm left with after learning… and this was no big surprise… that the FDA played a larger role than we thought in allowing a salmonella outbreak to sweep through the nation, sickening hundreds and possibly killing 8 people.I told you a couple weeks ago there would be more to this story.By now you know that the salmonella outbreak has been tied to Peanut Corp.'s peanut processing facility in Georgia. I was surprised that our normally-bungling FDA was...
  • Recalls: trail mix, NutriSystem bars, ice cream

    01/31/2009 9:29:40 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 36 replies · 1,890+ views ^ | 01/31/09 | AP
    The following recalls have been announced:
  • FDA inspectors found many problems at Georgia peanut plant

    01/27/2009 10:59:32 PM PST · by kcvl · 5 replies · 790+ views
    FDA inspectors found many problems at Georgia peanut plant Federal officials say an often-cited Georgia plant sold products tainted with salmonella. The Georgia peanut butter plant linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak had deficient cleaning programs and sometimes shipped products that initially tested positive for the bacteria, the federal official in charge of the investigation said Tuesday. Michael Rogers, director of regional investigations for the Food and Drug Administration, said government tests at the processing plant in Blakely, Ga., also found salmonella present on surfaces in the plant. It has been closed during the investigation, which began Jan. 9. He...
  • Salmonella outbreak spreads to 42 states, CDC says

    01/07/2009 6:13:36 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 87 replies · 2,461+ views ^ | 01/07/09 | AP
    ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has reportedly sickened nearly 400 people in 42 states, but they don't know how the bacteria are spreading.