I could focus on the news of the beef recall, but I really don’t wish to. I think we know the drill by now – the FDA is underfunded, and the USDA isn’t interested in offending those with big wallets. So this era of loose to no enforcement of regulations is allowing companies to play fast and loose with the aforementioned regulations. And sometimes…sometimes it puts the public at risk. Granted it’s a small percentage of the population – but at what point is too much too much?
It’s hard to dispute the fact that 21.7 millions pounds of meat is a lot. Topps Meat Company will lose millions of dollars both in the short term and the long term. Quite likely, some employees will lose their jobs.
Ain’t laissez-faire regulation grand?