Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hard to Swallow


Doesn't that sandwich look yummy. Now imagine it is poison. And that you will die a slow and agonizing death if you eat it.

Today Taxas finally ordered the recall of all products ever shipped from a now-closed Peanut Corp. of America plant in Plainview amid a nationwide salmonella outbreak.

My question is what took them so long? This company has been "retesting" peanuts that tested originally as having salmonella and clearing them for export to Canada where they were refused because they smelled rotten. But that was not the first incident nor was it the last. People had to start dying before anyone paid attention.

Hey, and it is not just peanut butter but any product you have on your shelf that has peanuts in it should be tossed. Products like candy bars, and power bars, and peanut flavored dog treats. Throw them out. And while we are at it let's just throw the CEO's of this company into jail for reckless endangerment or manslaughter.

Beginning with Enron and its electricity scams, and pet food companies with poisonous fake protein, on to investment bankers, and toy makers with lead based painted toys from China, and now peanut companies it is rotten to the core at the top. Everyone is concerned with their million dollar bonuses and not public safety. It is the bottom line and not integrity that seems to count these days.

My list of products I will never again buy grows. That should ultimately save me money in these tough economic times.

PS: I never liked peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but I was rather fond of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Going to miss them.