Saturday, November 10, 2007

Expect More Food Recalls

From the Baltimore Sun. This can't be good for people OR business.

Food recalls likely to become more common
Foodstuffs' increasingly global origins, multiple agencies bar thorough checks

By Dan Thanh Dang and Larry Carson

November 6, 2007
Consumers suffering from recall fatigue should get used to news of contaminated food as underfunded regulatory agencies struggle to police a burgeoning food system that's supplied by all corners of the world market, food safety experts said yesterday.

Just this weekend, more than 1 million pounds of E. coli-contaminated ground beef was recalled by Pennsylvania-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. from stores including Giant Food and Wegmans in Maryland.

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