It’s an interesting topic so I have extended a bit.
A recent bit of ingenious archival digging by Snookie (see thread linked below) reminded me of the existence of some earlier, ca.2010, posts / threads on this overall topic. Notably that SQF (and FDA?) apparently had (have?) somewhat ambivalent views on the risk aspect of peanuts (and other roasted nuts.?).
I found this info. rather amazing considering the then recent disasters whose effects appear to still reverberate today, eg
If the views remain unchanged, this may further explain the result in yr previous post #3 which, without any additional validation, I found an extremely questionable viewpoint as far as SQF’s apparent involvement is concerned.
Regarding the lack of action mentioned in yr last paragraph, I located a sort of “manifesto” issued post-disaster by PTNPA [not 100% sure since on another PC] which detailed the initiation of an investigation related to the type of points you mention. Haven’t had time yet to seek further info released in period 2009-present or read up on any of FDA’s previously referenced (ongoing?) research.. I daresay you are far more informed on this than I.
Earlier (2010) threads mentioned above are here (there may be others) –
Rgds / Charles.C
PS - i noted the comments (eg post #6) on cost / processor organisations but I would anticipate that any (?) subsequent FDA -derived knowledge would be in the public domain.