In Peanut Checks, Gaps for Salmonella to Sneak By

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 10:42 in Mathematics & Economics

ATLANTA (AP) -- Food regulators didn't consider salmonella a threat to most peanut products before they traced an outbreak to a peanut butter plant in Georgia two years ago. Officials in the nation's top peanut-producing state promptly began checking for the bacteria during routine inspections, and everything went fine for about a year.

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