How the government protects us from salmonella

“A Bug in the System” is a February 2, 2015 New Yorker article about salmonella poisoning caused by America’s industrial chicken production system.

It turns out that the federal government spends your tax dollars on workers at the Centers for Disease Control and the US Department of Agriculture. These workers can figure out which products are making people sick. However they require a tremendous amount of evidence before they can suggest to a manufacturer that products be recalled and these recalls are strictly voluntary.

Philip Greenspun’s Weblog

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