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Food Bunk

nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:04 PM
Uhhh...ALL meat, whether "trimmings" or hamburger meat, has the potential for E. coli contamination, which is why they test it for such pathogens. The "pink slime" was not absolved of this test requirement. As for the ammonia treatment, so what? Ammonia is a nature product of amino acid metabolism and common in the human body. The levels in the finished product were very small.

With America's "fiscal cliff" approaching, pundits wring their hands over the supposed catastrophe that government spending cuts will bring. A scare newsletter called "Food Poisoning Bulletin" warns that if government reduces food inspections, "food will be less safe ... (because) marginal companies ... (will) cut corners."

We're going to die!

Most people believe that without government meat inspection, food would be filthy. We read "The Jungle," Upton Sinclair's depiction of the meatpacking business, and assume that the FDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service are all that stand between us and E. coli. Meatpacking conditions were disgusting. Government...

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