This…this is only one reason of many why recalls are such a bad thing.
Topps Meat Company LLC announced today that because of the economic impact of the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history involving more than 21.7 million pounds of ground beef products, it is forced to close its Elizabeth plant and go out of business effective today.
“This is tragic for all concerned,” said Anthony D’Urso, Chief Operating Officer. “In one week we have gone from the largest U.S.manufacturer of frozen hamburgers to a company that cannot overcome theeconomic reality of a recall this large.”
Not only does an outbreak put the public health at risk, but it risks the livelihood of those who had little to nothing to do in regard to the outbreak. How utterly depressing.
(h/t to Cybele)