Friday, March 28, 2014

1 million jars of peanut butter dumped



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly a million jars of peanut butter were dumped at a New Mexico landfill this week to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall.
Bankruptcy trustee Clarke Coll said he had no other choice after Costco Wholesale refused to take shipment of the Sunland Inc. product and declined requests to let it be donated to food banks or repackaged or sold to brokers who provide food to institutions like prisons.

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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/million-jars-peanut-butter-dumped-new-mexico#overlay-context=user

3 comments:

CTMOM said...

This is heartbreaking. not only is food not reaching those in need, the plastic tubs will sit there for eons, never to be recycled. This just goes so against everything I stand for.
Sad.

Jackie said...

Wow, that's a whole lot of peanut butter!!

If they cleaned up their act I wish that they would have been allowed to donate it. There are a great many people out in the world who could have used that.

God bless.

DW said...

The only thing that even remotely makes sense is that the company feared it could be held liable if anyone got sick ... even though it the peanut butter had been tested. Very sad, considering how food banks are struggling right now.