PCA actions are despicable, but aren't the federal/state watchdogs in place to keep the actions of a few despicable companies from sickening its citizens? Oh, right ... we've been here before.
Excerpt from LA Times article
The state of Georgia inspects the plant under contract with the FDA. But "there is no requirement that a firm inform FDA of a positive internal testing of their finished products," Rogers said.
Peanut Plant Had History of Health Lapses http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/27/health/27peanuts.html
(Past) Violations cited in Georgia peanut butter factoryhttp://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-sci-peanut28-2009jan28,0,4632530.story