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The return of peanuts to the snack menu at Northwest Airlines this month has prompted a spasm of protests from travelers with allergies.

The change comes four months after Northwest merged with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and in the midst of a national salmonella outbreak involving Peanut Corporation of America. Georgia, where the company has a plant, is the top peanut-producing state in the country.

Northwest began handing out the goobers as snacks on February 1, as Delta has been doing for years. Read full article »

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