Tuesday, October 06, 2009

...on the other hand, it may be toxic crap

I hate to admit it, but after reading this NY Times story about e-coli and American ground beef, I have to wonder what the hell is going on with our food inspection system as it relates to ground beef. The story does a good job or reporting the whole grinding process and the twists and turns (all away) from significant inspections.

To their credit, Costco tests and inspects their meat themselves. A shocking revelation by Costco's food safety director is, “Tyson will not supply us. They don’t want us to test." Why? Because if there is a problem, they do not want the scrutiny a report to the government would bring.

The number of significant health problems seems to be somewhat small, but there potential of huge problems. I am guessing after a few of the multi-million lawsuits go through the courts, some of these practices will change...until then down with American (ground) Beef.

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