Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Food Safety: Seems Like There More Violations, Should We Be Past That Now?

It doesn't matter if it's meat stuff or not.  Salad, peanut, poultry, or seafood.  I don't really pay all that much attention but I have noticed an uptick on bacterial outbreaks in our food, packed, processed, or otherwise.

I guess the latest is a salmonella outbreak at a hatchery in New Mexico (Huffington Post).  And here, it's just a hatchery, they don't even process the chicken as far as I can tell from the post.

And while the meat issues get a lot of media attention, vegetarians need not be too gleeful.  It can happen to their food as well.

So, what's going on here?  Maybe there isn't anything but the number of food safety issues hasn't really gone up but with the Internet, social media, and the media being bored in general, we're paying more attention to this.

Or maybe there really is an increase in the number of outbreaks with increased severity and sickness and death.  After all, organic or not, bacteria are more adapted to the ways of humans and how we try to keep them out of our food.

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