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Peanut butter recall bites small business


March 2, 2009
By The Associated Press

peanutsMarch 2, 2009, MILWAUKEE, Wis. – To Betsy Sanders, the nationwide salmonella outbreak tied to peanut
butter has been a hurricane. Her tiny cookie dough business is the
debris.

March 2, 2009, MILWAUKEE, Wis. – To Betsy Sanders, the nationwide salmonella outbreak tied to peanut
butter has been a hurricane. Her tiny cookie dough business is the
debris.

peanutsReimbursing customers for recalled products has already cost her
Dough-To-Go Inc. business as much as $7,000, she says — a big chunk for
a company that turned little profit last year. She also has 2,500
pounds of peanut butter that she can't use because it came from Peanut
Corp. of America — the company that was the source of the outbreak and
that has since filed for bankruptcy protection.


"We're the victim, too," said Sanders, who started the business off an
idea her son had at age 12. "We've done nothing wrong and we're doing
everything we can to make sure everyone's safe." | READ MORE

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