How Foster Farms Used the USDA, Big Chicken Lobbyists and Lawyers to Avoid a Recall

By: Friday June 20, 2014 6:52 pm

On the surface this story is good news. But read further as I dissect this announcement, the media coverage and wonder what levers were pulled and words tweaked to get there.

 

Salmonella Egg Recall: The Return of E.Coli Conservatism (Actually, It Never Left)

By: Monday August 23, 2010 1:25 pm

Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms of Iowa, two Iowa-based dairy farms, have collectively recalled 550 million eggs due to a salmonella outbreak, the largest such recall in recent history. Both have close ties to Jack DeCoster, an agribusiness owner. Now, Rep. Rosa DeLauro wants to know more about DeCoster, and what federal regulators knew about them.

Thanks To Grover Norquist, Salmonella Poisoning Our Food Supply Is A Feature, Not A Bug

By: Saturday February 14, 2009 6:00 pm

When we have the USDA and FDA, why are we still dying from the salmonella and risking brain damage from the mercury in contaminated food? How were industrial food megacorps and the Peanut Corporation of America able to get foodstuffs they knew were tainted past Federal food safety agencies?

The dirty little secret about America’s food safety agencies is that for decades leaders in both corporatist parties have been sacrificing our

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