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  •  Why did you have to call it "killer" peanut (1+ / 0-)
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    OrangeClouds115

    butter in the title? This could have happened to any food, it just happened to be pb this time. The danger is that people get scared away from eating pb in the future. PB is very nutritious, high in protein and good fats, and is of course very delicious. This is more of a story about bacteria than about peanut butter IMO.

    •  But people aren't buying bacteria. (4+ / 0-)

      They're buying peanut butter products, and these same products have already caused deaths.

      "it's time for consumers to turn into citizens" - RiaD

      by Hardhat Democrat on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 06:48:12 PM PST

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      •  yes, but it is the bacteria in the peanut butter, (0+ / 0-)

        not the pb itself, that has caused deaths. It is not the fault of the peanut butter, this could have happened to any food product.

        •  Actually... (1+ / 0-)
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          Cedwyn

          It is the fault of the items that have been recalled, as they are the carriers of the deadly bacteria.

          The diary contains a list of those particular items, and the title is apt.

          I certainly agree that it could have (and has, many many times...) happened with any other food product.  But in this particular case, it's peanut butter products sourced from one specific supplier that have been affected.  That information is also contained in this diary.

          "it's time for consumers to turn into citizens" - RiaD

          by Hardhat Democrat on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 08:54:39 PM PST

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          •  Okay, then it is the supplier that is at fault. (0+ / 0-)

            Not peanut butter.

            •  wtf? (1+ / 0-)
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              Hardhat Democrat

              yes; the supplier is at fault.  peanut butter is inanimate and has no ability to act.  but none of that changes the fact that it is the peanut butter which is causing all the deaths.  if somebody shoots you, they are indeed at fault, but it was the gun what killed ya.

              "Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise." Thomas Paine, Common Sense

              by Cedwyn on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 08:35:25 AM PST

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              •  Lol... (1+ / 0-)
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                peanut butter is inanimate and has no ability to act.

                Pretty sure I stumbled across a campy 80's movie at like 3 AM once where that was not the case...

                Heh.

                "it's time for consumers to turn into citizens" - RiaD

                by Hardhat Democrat on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 10:07:09 AM PST

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