Peanut Recalls Spark Scrutiny of Audit Firms

Peanut Recalls Spark Scrutiny of Audit Firms

In the wake of at least nine deaths, nearly 700 illnesses and more than 3,800 recalls tied to unsanitary conditions at processing plants operated by the Peanut Corp. of America, the role of the third-party auditing companies hired to vet the food safety practices of food manufacturers and processors has come under increasing scrutiny. In particular, audits of PCA's plants in Blakely, Ga., and Plainview,

In the wake of at least nine deaths, nearly 700 illnesses and more than 3,800 recalls tied to unsanitary conditions at processing plants operated by the Peanut Corp. of America, the role of the third-party auditing companies hired to vet the food safety practices of food manufacturers and processors has come under increasing scrutiny.

In particular, audits of PCA'

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