Some might call this a great example of ”big government.” Others might call it a life saver.
The Food And Drug Administration is exercising some newly-acquired muscle. It is single-handedly shutting down Sunland, Inc., the nation’s biggest organic peanut butter processor, located in New Mexico.
The FDA would normally have to go to court to suspend the company’s registration. But Congress passed a new food safety law last year allowing the FDA to take action directly if there’s a “reasonable probability” of a health threat. The FDA’s dealing with its first serious outbreak under the new law.