Schadenfreude “Two-Fer”

The New York Times reported this week that the Peanut Corporation of America plants in Texas and Georgia that were shipping salmonella contaminated peanut products were not just any old kind of food companies; they were certified organic. Furthermore, it was a Texas state employee who was responsible for granting the organic certification of at least one plant, despite the fact that it didn’t have state health certificate. And it was a private-sector certification firm that blew the whistle on this malfeasance.