Peanut Salmonella Poisoning Risk Known Before Products Shipped

Eric Saiontz

By Eric Saiontz
Posted February 9, 2009


According to the FDA, Peanut Corporation of America, the food manufacturer which sold contaminated peanut butter, peanut paste and chopped peanuts used in over 1,500 products sold by more than 100 different companies, was aware that the ingredients they were providing to other manufacturers and distributors could cause salmonella poisoning before they ever shipped them.

Investigations have uncovered that on at least 12 different occasions between 2007 and 2008, Peanut Corporation of America detected Salmonella during their own testing.

Although a prior report suggested that Peanut Corp. obtained additional testing which came back negative before shipping their products, the FDA indicated last week that a review of the company’s records suggests that the shipments went out before the new test results were ever known.

The peanut salmonella poisoning lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have suffered severe illness after eating any foods that contained peanut butter or chopped peanuts.

While it is unconscionable that Peanut Corporation of America would knowingly expose millions of people to a risk of food poisoning or death, the culpability for this salmonella outbreak does not end there. The manufacturers which used the peanut ingredients in their crackers, cookies, ice cream, nutrition bars and other products may also bear responsibility for failing to ensure that their food was safe.


Our food poisoning lawyers are reviewing potential cases on behalf of people throughout the United States to determine if compensation may be available. To pursue a case, it is necessary that a salmonella poisoning diagnosis be confirmed through medical records or that there to be medical treatment for symptoms of salmonella poisoning with sufficient evidence to establish proof of the product consumed.

If you, a friend or family member have experienced salmonella problems, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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