Saturday, August 13, 2011

Why more food recalls?

Why do food recalls continue to happen? Do the words "toothless" and "lax" ring a bell? Must read analysis from Food Politics.
But CDC investigations show that turkey-related illnesses have been reported for months.  Despite the reports, the USDA took its own sweet time insisting on a recall.

The rationale for the delay is—get this—the USDA believes it does not have the authority to order recalls for any contaminant except E. coli O157:H7.  It has no authority to recall meat contaminated with Salmonella or other toxic forms of E. coli.


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