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Tons of Peanut Butter Get Dumped in Landfill

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It turned into a sticky situation and I’m glad it didn’t happen in Evansville.  About 25 tons of peanut butter that was okay for anyone to eat was purposefully dumped into a landfill in Clovis, New Mexico.  Why?  That’s a little complicated.

Remember the salmonella outbreak in 2012 due to contaminated peanut butter?  The company that was responsible for that, Sunland, Inc., was the producer of this load of peanut butter.  No, nothing was wrong with the peanut butter, but Costco Wholesale, had the stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth stuff dumped anyway.

Seems the peanut butter had been sitting in Costco Wholesale’s warehouse while it went through bankruptcy proceedings.  But instead of allowing the peanut butter to at least be donated, Costco is paying about $60,000 to have the 950,000 jars destroyed.  Sounds kind of nutty to me.

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