Anti-Terrorism Law Used to Open Peanut Company's Records
Posted By: Cal Callaway
Posted By: Paul Crawley
Updated 1/28/2009 5:59:54 PM
ATLANTA --- Another bombshell was revealed Wednesday morning as Georgia lawmakers heard testimony regarding the ongoing peanut salmonella crisis.
State Agriculture Deputy Commissioner Oscar Garrison told members of the House Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee that the Food and Drug Administration had to force a South Georgia company to turn over its own inspection records using the Federal Anti-Terrorism law.
The F.D.A. announced Tuesday that the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Georgia, had a history of problems it failed to correct.
The F.D.A. findings that the plant repeatedly shipped products that the company's own tests found to be positive for salmonella.