Could somebody help me understand why the latest beef recall isn’t stupid? This is terrifying millions of parents despite the fact that there is almost certainly close to zero health risk here according to the FDA. Oh, also there is the challenge of the fact that most of this beef has already been eaten by you and me. Excuse me while I barf it up for the FDA?
The FDA notes:
We do not feel this product presents a health risk of any significance
Oh, that clears things up for me. Rules require the recall of perfectly safe beef- enough to feed the entire country for days and valued at close to 100 million dollars -because..ummm ….huh?
This is yet another case of absurd bureacracy driven by absurd irrational concerns of absurd people. Mad Cow? Still *zero* deaths. Stop worrying about this crap! There are millions dying all over the place from *real* hazards like malaria, malnutrition, no seat belts, gun proliferation, and wars. Those are legitimate concerns. Bad beef is not.
Caveat: The company that this came from appears to be in violation of many rules. Close them down if that’s wise – I don’t have enough detail to know. But the recall appears to be rule based spitefulness rather than reason. My tax dollars, squandered again, costing more people their beef and more future cows their precious cow lives.
You know, if they recall any french fries I’m moving to Canada.