The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.27


A history of health and safety issues at Peanut Corp. of America, the plant at the heart of the current salmonella outbreak. (New York Times)

The Department of Agriculture appears close to selecting the new head of its Food Safety and Inspection Service. (Washington Post)

Caterpillars devastate crops in Liberia. (Bloomberg)

A profane interview with Mario Batali on his feud with Gordon Ramsay. (New York)

Blowfish -- or fugu -- has sickened seven people in Japan. One is in critical condition; the other six are planning to listen to the complete Bible on cassette tape and then go skydiving. (AFP)