…the USDA, but man, they’re making it easy.
Marion Nestle, as usual, has an excellent point:
“But the big national outbreaks we’ve been experiencing lately are from foods that are already contaminated by the time they get to you. Following food safety procedures makes good sense, but that’s not where the problem lies…. To stop food safety problems at their source, we need a functional food safety system. This means rules that require all producers to follow food safety procedures and a government with the authority and resources to make sure they do.”
So USDA will spend $2 million to tell us to make our food safer, that it’s our responsibility, yet we have no control over how safe our food is until it gets to us…. unless we know our farmer or grow it ourselves.
It’s deja vu all over again.