Seriously, I'm talking about peanuts here. And I'm talking seriously about Peanuts.
So I was at Grand Central Station yesterday and what did I see? Giant Peanut People handing out free peanuts to passers by! You better believe that peanut industry must be suffering to put on such an elaborate promotion.
Using the tag-line: "Peanuts: Energy for the Good Life," The National Peanut Board is trying to make peanuts look good --- or silly. They even had peanut plants.
They're trying so hard to repackage Peanuts as "good for you" instead of a deadly killer. Good luck with that...
By now everyone knows that Stewart Parnell, CEO of Georgia's Peanut Corporation of America (now bankrupt), told his plant manager to send contaminated peanuts out, even though he now is taking the fifth.
His fatal mistake caused at least 9 deaths and hundreds of sick consumers. Over 2100 items were recalled in late January after cases of salmonella had been traced back to peanut products. The largest product recall in history.
I took some nuts... but I didn't eat them. I'm not ready to risk my life just to taste some nuts. But that's just me. However, I did enjoy the costumes!
To help consumers identify affected products, FDA has initiated a searchable database of recalled products that is updated daily or as additional recalls are identified.