Remember, We Should Always Let Companies Police Themselves

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The free market fairies will take care of everything.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said at least 12 times over the past two years the Peanut Corporation of America has knowingly sold products that had tested positive for salmonella.

The FDA also claimed the company did nothing to improve its manufacturing and sanitation practices after salmonella was found in its plant, and that is a clear violation of the law.

Consumer advocates are outraged at the new revelations.

'This kind of lab-shopping is absolutely shocking, and it really shows that the FDA's program is inadequate to protect American consumers,' Sarah Klein said, who works for the Center for Science in the Public Interest.