Wednesday, August 22, 2007

who's making sure our food is safe?

what, you mean other than these 12 governmental agencies? the more you look into this, the more it boggles the mind. the fda cannot recall foods? nope. companies weigh their options, then issue a voluntary recall. of course, if the company's food makes you sick, one of these 12 agencies, or a state or local agency, has cause to take action. that is, they will if they have time, or if you can prove what made you sick. can we all agree, in light of recent events, that eating cheap imported food isn't always the best idea? you get what you pay for, my friends. also, you'll want to watch out for Herring of Special Ambassador "7 Uzlov"

BEWARE the HERRING!

The sale of this type of fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.

you know, i learn something new every day. thanks fda recall page!

one more reason to eat local: accountability.

2 comments:

John said...

Know any local place to get Surströmming?

Sorry, the herring references made me do it :-)

kelley said...

i thought you'd like the herring bit.