Sunday, July 8, 2012
Mixed nuts and the soup du jour. On second thought just a glass of water please
As the east coast gets flambéed as olde sole turned up the heat, in foreign news Turkey beefed up patrols as Syria plays a game of chicken with her neighbors. Sounding more like a fishing expedition as greece experiences yet more turmoil. Forget meatballs at least for the time being if you're cooking with ingredients from Buona Vita Inc. . But on further investigation it appears most of their food goes for institutional purposes. Don't know too many people who buy 30 lbs of anything at one time unless it's pet food and who can afford to dine out in these times. Way to go Boner (reference to the tan man head of our congressional House) just keep cutting food safety regs and you'll land up with food poisoning yourself!
In just the last 4 to 5 years we've had food poisonings from:
Tomatoes although they got a bad wrap it was actually peppers
Milk (you remember Chinese milk laced with plastic)
Really amazed that more of us aren't dead from the cut backs. Sorry but you don't fix a problem by ignoring it and hope it goes away. Our industries aren't self regulating as some would have you believe. It's all about production figures and profit margins and they don't care who gets killed in the process that is if nobody gets caught. Guess reputation means nothing anymore unless you're a reputed crime boss.
On the other end of the spectrum we have recalls for mislabeling. Some are understandable such as omitting allergenic ingredients. But failing to label a jar of peanut butter because it may contain peanuts is going a bit too far. I know some of us aren't the brightest bulbs on the planet but come on.
So to our senators and Congress critters we give you a nice heaping serving of e-coli, a side of salmonella, some listeria, and for desert our special mad cow moose. Yep just keep cutting those budgets right down to the bone and beyond and see what happens.
Is the water safe to drink? I thought not.