The peanut recall: From start to end

  • Article by: MATT McKINNEY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 22, 2009 - 11:15 PM

A behind-the-scenes look of how Lunds responded to one of the largest and most complicated food recalls in recent memory shows how complicated our food supply system is.

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dmyttyFeb. 22, 0910:29 PM

The FDA and USDA are treated with contempt by the industry due to lobbying efforts that stymie the ability of the agencies to modernize. Cross-referencing is as old as the Rosetta stone, but as the investigation shows the food industry does not want information to be shared - lest Inspector A share his findings with a counterpart Inspector B. Increasing the efficacy of FDA/USDA enforcement is seen to decrease profits. The FDA/USDA ought to create a website which allows consumers to enter a product's UPC code and receive a complete list of all farmers/processors/distributors/retailers involved in the supply chain.

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j_m_t_usFeb. 23, 09 1:41 AM

Great job!

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recallerFeb. 23, 09 5:55 AM

Chris had a tough job, and dmytty is dead on when he/she suggests how information goes unshared, and the need for a one stop website. There now exists such a website (totalrecallinfo.com) yet most consumers and business are unaware of the service, and fail to take advantage. By the way, Excellent Story!

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fchatterFeb. 23, 09 9:14 AM

This was not the first time and it won't be the last that the Minnesota Health Department is the first in the country to identify the source of an outbreak. Even the CDC has no better facility or more dedicated staff. Our Lab is the best in part because Minnesotan's care to take care. I'm proud to hail from the Land of 10,000 Lakes. I just wish the water was in a more liquid asset. Dear sun, come on up for the risen.

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robbarrettFeb. 23, 0912:55 PM

Just make your own at home. watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Zjw_XWLtE It tastes better and is better for you. This whole issue has shown me the benefit of making our own food items as much as possible.

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danielfbooneFeb. 23, 09 4:45 PM

It's reassuring to know how seriously these companies take food safety. Kudos to all responsible.

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cynthia111Feb. 23, 09 6:05 PM

Peanut Corporation of America Fails to Fulfill Recall Order: http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/read/16109

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slowasscivicFeb. 25, 09 3:26 AM

I agree with you, its sad that individuals would disagree with that suggestion. Its like disagreeing with a comment saying you should cook more at home versus buying fast food!

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