CHICAGO, June 28, 2009 (Reuters) — A Colorado meat company is expanding a recall of beef due to possible contamination by E.coli O157:H7 bacteria after an investigation found 18 illnesses may be linked to the meat, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Sunday.... and a little bit of that...
Greeley, Colorado-based JBS-Swift Beef Co is voluntarily expanding its June 24 recall to include about 380,000 lbs of assorted beef products, USDA said. The original recall was for 41,280 lbs.
NEW YORK — Inspection reports from a Nestle USA cookie dough factory released Friday show the company refused several times in the past five years to provide Food and Drug Administration inspectors with complaint logs, pest-control records and other information.Makes me wonder how libertarians can argue their bankrupt "the market will punish" crap when "the market" can't figure this out without the help of the government and, frankly, is cynically and criminally manipulated.
The records, which date back to 2004, were made public after Nestle's Toll House refrigerated, prepackaged cookie dough was discovered to be the likely culprit in an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 69 people in 29 states, according to the latest estimates from the federal Centers for Disease Control. The CDC is investigating the outbreak along with the FDA.
I'm thinking jail time should be in order for the executives of any company that buries this information or refuses to cooperate with inspectors. Fancy promises based on idiotic philosophical beliefs just don't cut it.