Producers, companies, food service, they are all responsible to serve safe food. Or they’ll get sued.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports today that a year after peanut butter crackers nearly killed him, Claude Ivester still has not fully recovered, and the food safety net remains largely unchanged.
The 74-year-old feels weaker than he did before he contracted salmonella food poisoning. He forgets more. He’s quit his job at a recycling plant. He can’t look at a jar of peanut butter without getting angry.
“I don’t want no peanut butter in my house.”
In Washington, food safety legislation is stuck in Congress, pushed to the Senate back burner by health care.
Meanwhile, criminal investigations into bankrupt Peanut Corp. of America, owner of the plant, and its top executives have produced no charges.