9/25/2012 05:38:00 PM

Quote of the Day: USDA Berated for "Stunningly Slow" Response to Ground Beef Recall

"After knowing for 17 days that they had a potential public health crisis on their hands, the management of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) finally issued a ‘Public Health Alert’ at 9:00 p.m. on September 20, 2012 regarding tainted beef that had crossed the border from Canada. Stunningly, they have yet to issue a recall on that meat despite the fact that the Canadian authorities have issued a recall, and that meat is presently in at least eight U.S. states."

-Wenonah Hauter of Food & Water Watch, a DC-based advocacy group slams the USDA's slow response to a recent E. Coli outbreak in ground beef in a release titled: Where's the Recall? [HuffPo]


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