Thursday, March 6, 2008


Remember that beef recall a few weeks ago? The largest one in U.S. history?

Well Congress is trying to find out which retailers sold the tainted beef. Seems like a pretty fair request. Not so fast.
Richard Raymond, the department's undersecretary for food safety, told a House panel that the information is proprietary and can't be disclosed. He said that 10,000 consignees -- from producers to retail establishments -- received the potentially tainted meat, but he couldn't reveal which ones.
Um...WHAT!? 10,000 different places sold the bad meat and we can't find out who it was!? We're talking tainted beef here, folks.
The Agriculture Department proposed a rule change two years ago that would allow disclosure of retailers that receive recalled beef, but the rule still hasn't been finalized. Democratic lawmakers contended that the rule was being delayed by the Bush administration.
Steroids in baseball - we'll leave no stone unturned. Tainted beef - eh, not so much.


Anonymous said...

Where's Upton Sinclair when you need him?

Anonymous said...