s skippy the bush kangaroo: buyer beware

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Monday, September 20, 2010

buyer beware

just because a food is recalled....doesn't mean that it is off the shelves.
consumers should not rely on inspectors to make sure that expired or recalled foods, like the 500 million eggs recalled last month, are no longer being sold, public health experts said.

in most cases, inspectors rarely check grocery shelves for recalled products, and instead rely on the producers of the tainted product to make sure that the recall was effective.

no regulations exist to prevent stores from selling expired food, which inspectors view as a food quality issue rather than a food safety concern. agencies only intervene when the expired product has been found to cause illness, which public health specialists say is rare.

food recalls sound official, but actually they are voluntary. removing the tainted food is up to the stores and restaurants after they receive the recall notice from the company that produced it. government agencies try to monitor to make sure the recall is happening but they have limited authority or resources to intervene. - minnesota public radio

keep in mind that republicans and tea baggers are running for office on platforms of no regulations. does that make you feel safe? forget osama bin laden...you have more of a chance of dying from bad food than you do from a terrorist attack.

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 12:37 PM |


I may be wrong but wouldn't 500 million tainted eggs be considered a weapon of mass destruction?

Good God, our entire chicken population has become Muslim! We have to respond!

This can't go unanswered!

We must take a page from the Bush/Cheney playbook!

Invade Belgium!
commented by Blogger David Aquarius, 3:18 PM PDT  
It's not just regulation reform but tort reform as well. Without either, businesses have you tied over, bent at the waist and looking at an assortment of horrific looking implements of death and maiming. Throw in a conservative-packed court system and your best hope when you feel the tentacles take you by the ankles is that this republican summoned Cthulu kills you first.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 5:32 PM PDT  
Tort reform is low on the priority list, IMO. The only way we can combat the conservatives is to invade their realm with battalions of lawyers.

It's a nasty thought but so is putting manure on your vegetable garden. You have to get crap on your hands if you want to see the fruits of your labors.

When and if effective regulation of Wall Street occurs, we can look at litigant abuse but until then we can't cut off our feet 'cause our shoes are too tight.

Wall Street needs to be put on a major diet. You can't do that if all you do is change the flavor of their ice cream.
commented by Blogger David Aquarius, 5:51 PM PDT  

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